NEW YORK (WABC) -- The annual gala for "The Partnership for the Homeless" was held Thursday night on the Upper East Side.
More than a million dollars was raised at the event.
The money will help support a homeless shelter, and more importantly get people into affordable housing.
Eyewitness News Anchor Bill Ritter introduced the incomparable opera singer and a real life force Jessye Norman.
60,000 people are sleeping in New York City shelters, that's the highest level in decades.