Marty Rogers and others from Immaculate Conception Church say a prayer at The Hub in the Bronx. Rogers advocates for cleaning up the streets as he hopes to rid the area of homelessness and needles as a result of the heroin epidemic. July, 2019.

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Children write with chalk of what they want for the Bronx. July, 2019.

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Marty speaks with passersby as he encourages them to write a message in chalk of what they hope to see in their community. July, 2019.

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Marty points to more needles by a building entrance across the street from his church. July, 2019.

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Needles can be found almost everywhere in the immediate area surrounding The Hub. July, 2019.

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Lydia Monserrate, 30, is a heroin user in the Bronx. She's been homeless for five years. July, 2019.

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“If people wanna know how I survive out here — I’m a booster. You know what that is Niamh?” I say no. “A shoplifter. That’s why I can’t go into CVS.” She smirks, almost kind of proud. July, 2019.

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Luis Cancel, 50 and his friend hang out at The Hub. Though they don't mention it, both appear to be heroin users. June, 2019.

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Lydia's back is full of scars.  She pulls down her dress to display her bare skin. July, 2019.

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