New York City built a series of institutions for poor or homeless individuals and families. The locations of a number of these structures, usually built on the city's outskirts, are denoted on this map from 1833. Also noted on this map are locations that played important roles in the lives of the poor and homeless in early New York. Map Credit: The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. Images courtesy of the New York Public Library.