"On one of my early evening bike ride on Joe Michael's mile I saw a homeless "camp" under the 28th Ave overpass. I don't how many people are living there but this is not a good situation. I would like this attached picture to bring attention to this matter."
- The Queens Sentry
Is that by Whitestone?
Expect a lot more of these encampments by desolated park areas and even by the grassy knolls on our expressways as De Faustio's 90 shelter and East New York AQZ development goes into effect.
A lot this is happening by Facebook headquarters in California.
This affirms the oft repeated statement that the homeless would rather stay on the street than be in a shelter...
This is actually in Bayside near the marina. They're also camped out in Crocheron Park in the gazebo's.
Just wait till spring and this issue will resolve itself. There's a crazy amount of mosquitoes at night in that area. Sure it's comfortable now just wait till they get dozens of bites every single night.
I see signs of camping more and more in eastern Queens, particularly along the Clearview Expressway where there are areas that are practically forest. The upside of this is that because these are very far from commercial activity and transportation, most homeless don't want to hike in and out on a daily basis. Bottom line, homeless will continue to come to NYC as long as the vacancy sign and welcome mat are out for all takers.
Flushing Meadow Park around back by the tracks, bridge and old transformer vaults MUCH worse then this. Some of them are real crazy & paranoid too, they carry knives and will start fights & stab you if you look at them !
The police are only seen during the big tennis & ball games checking LIRR tickets up on the train walkway.
This actually doesn't prove that. This is a data point of one.
Maybe a majority of the homeless would rather stay on the street but this doesn't "prove" it. Considering,though, we have many full homeless shelters this is also probably not the case.
>>This affirms the oft repeated statement that the homeless would rather stay on the street than be in a shelter..
This doesn't look like a "homeless camp. There are no structures built to give shelter in bad weather, just a tarp and anyway they usually build them in more isolated areas. This is probably someone on a bike trip and needed to get shelter from rain.
Anyway if they are there on a more permanent basis call 311 and Homeless Services will investigate. Also call your local council member to follow it up and the Park's Dept. too.
This is why we need them in Hotels.
Also call your local council member to follow it up and the Park's Dept. too.
And since Paul Vallone is up for re-election and has at least one declared opponent with name recognition and a history of helping the community - Paul Graziano - maybe Stinky's office would actually do something if you contact them.
@ Anonymous said... "This doesn't look like a "homeless camp"
Oh yes it is ! I was there Sunday and I saw people coming and going from inside the stricture.
"This is probably someone on a bike trip and needed to get shelter from rain."...Ha,since when do people take bike trips with shopping carts and animal carriers as seen in the picture on the right.
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