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Old Yesterday, 04:26 PM
 
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Likely from BMCC. I wonder about that myself when shopping at Whole Foods over there. I don't see where else they could be coming from.
Maybe some, most of them don't seem like students. If you go one street West to Church it's a COMPLETELY different crowd. And if you follow Chambers to BMCC you'll see all the students there's no mistaking them
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Maybe some, most of them don't seem like students. If you go one street West to Church it's a COMPLETELY different crowd. And if you follow Chambers to BMCC you'll see all the students there's no mistaking them
Am down that way at least once a week for work, in fact was just there today and can say that observation is mostly on point.

You walk from City Hall down Chambers going west and you definitely notice BMCC students who are a distinct lot from whatever else is down there. In fact today was first time had been down that way since school started and you can see the difference versus say during summer/when school is mostly closed.

As noted previously that part of Tribeca is mostly upscale, white and bougie. Even the minorities down there skew towards same; so the "usual suspects" stand out. As to where they are coming from and why they are down there cannot answer for sure.

Besides Center Street area there are courts, legal aid, and various city/social service offices scattered west of Broadway.

Much of it could be same as with UWS, UES, SoHo, Chelsea and other high income areas; sketchy and suspect people are drawn to areas of wealth for same reasons. Access to better quality garbage to dig through, higher income people to panhandle/sponge off, and so forth.

Several major subway lines are in the area so access is rather easy; especially if you're not paying fare to ride trains anyway. God knows the 1,2,3 are full of homeless/sketchy suspects, as is the A and C trains.
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Old Today, 08:06 AM
 
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Besides Center Street area there are courts, legal aid, and various city/social service offices scattered west of Broadway.
That's got to be it - headquarters for the welfare apparatus. People going in for benefits and city services
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