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New York´s homeless
population reaches record
high of 50,000-plus: report

New York Daily News, by Daniel Beekman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 3/5/2013 9:04:44 AM

The number of homeless people recorded in city shelters each night has topped 50,000 for the first time, a new report has found. An average of 50,135 people — including 21,034 children — slept in shelters each night in January, the Coalition for the Homeless said. The report released Monday said there are now more homeless people in the city than at any time since the Great Depression. Coalition spokesman Patrick Markee called the 50,000 figure a “shocking milestone”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 3/5/2013 9:08:35 AM     (No. 9209050)

So where is the compassionate Bloomberg on this issue? Out with the soda pop police making sure the New Yorkers don´t gain weight by drinking too much soda...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SkyTexas, 3/5/2013 9:09:06 AM     (No. 9209052)

This was non-stop topic when Reagan was president. Now it´s barely worth a mention - and if it is discussed, the name of the Obamessiah is nowhere to be found.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 3/5/2013 9:09:41 AM     (No. 9209054)

It´s amazing that such an article was even published with Obama in office. If it had happened under Bush or Reagan, this would be leading the news for weeks on end.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JSanders, 3/5/2013 9:10:59 AM     (No. 9209058)

How could there be homeless people anymore? We have a democrat squatting in the White House. Didn´t the Daily News get the memo?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/5/2013 9:14:23 AM     (No. 9209065)

I´m amazed! The homeless always disappear during democrat administrations. s/

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lydwho, 3/5/2013 9:15:12 AM     (No. 9209069)

By the end of 4 more years, the total will be double!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: MassJim, 3/5/2013 9:29:37 AM     (No. 9209101)

Hey, at least they will not be guzzling 16 oz Coca Colas out of styrofoam cups, so all is not bad news. At least Bloomberg has his priorities.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/5/2013 9:39:28 AM     (No. 9209118)

Have they factored in the folks whose homes were irreparably damaged by Sandy? There are still people waiting for help with red tape, etc from the aftermath of that storm.

This report should be trumpeted heavily during the next mayoral race. And brought out during the Nanny´s next run for any office.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stymie82, 3/5/2013 10:01:52 AM     (No. 9209160)

Charlie Rangel is illegally squatting in FOUR rent control apartments in Harlem. He alone could board a hundred of the hallowed homeless, or urban outdoorsmen as Rush calls them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 3/5/2013 10:18:51 AM     (No. 9209189)

@#10: Don`t forget, Charlie`s constituents `want` him to have 4 rent controlled apartments - and a big fancy Cadillac........./s

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/5/2013 10:36:58 AM     (No. 9209227)

Bloomberg has billions and several homes. The homeless can stay at one of his houses. Blommberg also has servants so it will be very nice.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 3/5/2013 11:04:24 AM     (No. 9209280)

How on earth can this be happening? I mean, you have a the sublime Governing Trifecta of Obama in the Presidency, Cuomo in the Governorship, and little Michael Napoleon II Bloomberg in the Mayor´s office. With this lineup of Liberals in charge there should be absolutely no homeless in NYC whatever. Incredible.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Michaelus, 3/5/2013 11:04:31 AM     (No. 9209281)

21,000 children means 21,000 mothers also - so 80+% of the homeless are mothers with children and not drunk, insane or simply unlucky men.

When a rich man dumps his wife he pays a lawyer and some alimony. When a poor man dumps his wife she goes to the shelter with the kids. In both cases the man who dumps the woman gets what he wants.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Anner40, 3/5/2013 11:06:42 AM     (No. 9209285)

Did u ever think they like it this way...they been doing it this way for at least 50 years and I bet none ever thought geez if I get a job I could live better...we all have to make our own way....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 3/5/2013 11:24:57 AM     (No. 9209322)

Close the shelters and most will be gone in a few days.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: veritas, 3/5/2013 11:41:23 AM     (No. 9209365)

"The Coalition for the Homeless."

You do know what that means, right? That the problem of homelessness will never, can never, must never be solved? Otherwise, those who have found sweet paychecks and comfy sinecures as "advocates" or built perk-heavy empires for themselves in the gov´t bureaucracies "dealing with" the homeless and "interfacing with" their "advocates" would have to go do something productive, maybe even -- gasp! -- in a competitive, free-market environment!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: NYBruin, 3/5/2013 12:22:37 PM     (No. 9209465)

I blame the Sequester! /s

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