Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Homeless are sleeping all over LaGuardia Airport
The homeless population has surged in New York City and now the problem has gone beyond crowded shelters and dirty streets.
More and more homeless are squatting at LaGuardia Airport.
"I think it's the responsibility of the city to make sure that they have actual shelters and can take care of people. They shouldn't be using public facilities like that," airline passenger Vassyl Lonchyna said. "And they shouldn't be cluttering this terminal,"
And while that passenger blamed the city for a poor response at LaGuardia, New York City doesn't actually have jurisdiction within the airport.
According to a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio's office, "The Port Authority has its own police department and funds a nonprofit to provide homelessness services."