Neighbors Mourn A Squatter, Known Widely but Not Well

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For as long as anyone can remember, Baruba lived on the lot on Park Avenue near 126th Street in Harlem — a makeshift home that included a worn house trailer, an electricity hookup and milk crates. To developers who for years had tried to dislodge him, he was simply known as the Squatter. To others he was the Man With the Dogs. (The New York Times)

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Kia Gregory

Kia Gregory is a journalist drawn to people living on the margins. In her work, Gregory often shows how people and their neighborhoods are affected by public policy. She has covered local politics, education and criminal justice, and won numerous awards for her enterprise reporting and narrative writing. Gregory has written for magazines such as The Atlantic, The New Republic and The New Yorker, and has been on staff at the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Philadelphia Weekly. This site contains a selection of her stories. Gregory, a Philadelphia native, lives in New York, and can be contacted at kiagregory@live.com.