Posts Tagged ‘mentally ill’

The Wild Man of West 96th Street

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By Amanda Woods “Susan,” known for her spitting, coughing and screaming on the Upper East Side, isn’t the first homeless person showing signs of mental illness who has raised public concern in the city. Rafael Rodriguez, a homeless man, stabbed and killed a woman in the middle of the day on the corner of Lafayette [&hellip
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The Wild Woman of East 77th Street

Written by Our Town on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

homeless2 By Amanda Woods Nikki Henkin stood in front of her apartment on East 77th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, holding up a flip camera to capture a video of Susan (not her real name), a neighborhood homeless woman who screams wildly, coughs repeatedly and deliberately spits on passersby. Pedestrians in Susan’s path clear sidewalks, [&hellip
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