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Old 11-20-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Some of you are so damn inconsiderate

You see a homeless man and the first thing that pops up in your head is to get him arrested? Why not ask him if he's hungry? or cold?
Or can I buy you a drink?......
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:35 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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Some of you are so damn inconsiderate

You see a homeless man and the first thing that pops up in your head is to get him arrested? Why not ask him if he's hungry? or cold?

The ones that really bug me are the ladies who beg on the subway telling us to give them money to feed them and their kids. Where are the kids? They would probably get more money if they had the kids in on the act.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:47 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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Some of you are so damn inconsiderate

You see a homeless man and the first thing that pops up in your head is to get him arrested? Why not ask him if he's hungry? or cold?
Another group of beggars that I'm curious about are those men who claim to be homeless but are selling candy. Where did they get all that candy? One of them I see on the 4 train very often selling his crap in 500 different languages but none of them makes any sense not even the English. I love when he says "in African, Shaka Zulu." ROFLMAO! I should start giving him money just for the entertainment.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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Another group of beggars that I'm curious about are those men who claim to be homeless but are selling candy. Where did they get all that candy? One of them I see on the 4 train very often selling his crap in 500 different languages but none of them makes any sense not even the English. I love when he says "in African, Shaka Zulu." ROFLMAO! I should start giving him money just for the entertainment.
I gave a guy on 23rd Street a dollar once because his sign said, "I'm not going to lie, I want to buy a beer."
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:44 AM
 
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Or the ones on the subway that shout to get your attention and proclaim if you don't give them something they are 'going to do some harm'. My dad lived with me the last 3 years of his life after his wife died. He would be one of those homeless insane filthy people if not for his children. He had dementia from years of drinking and diabetes. Where are these poor souls' families?
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Or the ones on the subway that shout to get your attention and proclaim if you don't give them something they are 'going to do some harm'. My dad lived with me the last 3 years of his life after his wife died. He would be one of those homeless insane filthy people if not for his children. He had dementia from years of drinking and diabetes. Where are these poor souls' families?
Some people don't have families. Breaks my heart.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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Or the ones on the subway that shout to get your attention and proclaim if you don't give them something they are 'going to do some harm'. My dad lived with me the last 3 years of his life after his wife died. He would be one of those homeless insane filthy people if not for his children. He had dementia from years of drinking and diabetes. Where are these poor souls' families?
For the most part the ones in the city have tendency to be hustlers, mentally ill or just down on their luck but none of them seem to be dangerous like the ones I've encountered in San Fran. I had to run from one who claimed to be a former NFL player. He told me I had to give him money because I saw him playing "free on TV" and I owed him for that. I don't even watch football but I walk away quickly because I could tell it was going to get intense. Wallking on Market st. at night is worse than any bad neighborhood in the city. The homeless rule the streets and they know it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:15 AM
 
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Update:

I called 311 and they transferred me to City's homeless department a few times. They sent over a guy to persuade the homeless gentleman to leave and according to the voicemail they left me they said that he refused service and refused to leave.

"All you can do is to call again, and we'll send somebody over to talk to him again. He'll probably refuse but there is nothing else that you can do"


Here's a picture.
The area he lives in is technically the department store's property. The street itself is quite busy on the weekends and everybody stares but nobody says anything. I guess as long as he is not on the sidewalk itself blocking the pedestrians then the city won't do anything about it?

I will have to wait and see if I should talk to the department store manager eventually and see if they can close off the area.
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