Saturday, December 6, 2014

Homeless removed from underneath Whitestone Expressway

From the Queens Courier:

A team of city officials, police and advocates for the homeless swept into a makeshift encampment under a ramp to the Whitestone Expressway, relocating those taking shelter there to safer quarters and fencing off the barren lot.

The fenced off area is under the Whitestone Expressway on the border between College Point and Flushing and is popular among the homeless seeking shelter, according to Councilman Paul Vallone’s office. Police have known about the area and periodically evacuate it. Despite the fence, the homeless kept returning. But Vallone is hoping that the area will be rid of shelter seekers now that the Department of Homeless Services and Common Ground, a nonprofit organization, helped relocate the people who called the Whitestone Expressway their home.


Anonymous said...

Homeless in whitestone,no stores,food,soup kitchens, sounds like a setup by some liberal group trying to make a statement that whitestone needs some high rise low income peeps.

Anonymous said...

Shut down the homeless shelters in RESIDENTIAL neighborhoods just let them live under the highways in their camps.

Anonymous said...

I Just saw last night that they mowed most of the grass at Flushing airport. I guess that tent city is gone for good.