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Old 12-18-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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I think we should put the peasants to good use. If NY can engineer luxury condos, pretentious coffee shops and egos I think we can improve these beggars lives. Since we really dont care about these subhumans, how about we propose a return to the squeegee man? Human ottomans for oh so tired travellers stuck on their soo inconvenient layover? Majority seem to possess shopping carts, how about adding another start up to the sharing economy ("wow, so innovative!" yes, I know), they can handle your sooo heavy lugagge to your taxi. Although, they dont have phones so this idea cannot be app based and you might have to actually talk to them. So be vigilant and keep your wallet in your front pocket. They're too disorganized to even attempt to unionize, so thankfully there is no $15 an hour debate among them. Most can't even count to 15 and $15 is too much to live here, even really uncomfortable here anyway. Anyone have any other innovative ideas for these human beings?
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:39 AM
 
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I was hoping that if I ever had to use LaGuardia Airport, that it would look like it did c.1953, with guys in suits with hats, women wearing white gloves, and DC-3's and Constellations at the gates.
Sounds like an idea for a Twilight Zone episode!
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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They are not homeless if they live at the Airport
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:41 PM
 
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They are not homeless if they live at the Airport
So by that token, if I live in a tent under a bridge, I'm not homeless because I live in a tent under a bridge? Interesting logic.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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Did you buy your shotgun yet because of all the home invasions in East Hills?
I moved to East Hills to escape DeBlasio, but I still need to use LaGuardia.

THANKS DEBLASIO.
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:00 AM
 
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Video shows the homeless residents of New York's LaGuardia airport | Daily Mail Online

(am not sure if it's legal to put a camera in the bathroom, though)

"Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday he is launching a sweeping initiative to combat the persistent problem of homelessness in New York". Let's hope this is not like Obama's speech about fighting ISIS.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:41 AM
 
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Head of New York City Department of Homeless Services Steps Down Amid Overhaul | NBC New York

Looks like they are shaking things up over at the DHS. Guess deBlasio needs a fallout man.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:05 AM
 
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I'm not sure why people are blaming De Blasio. The majority of low income people cannot afford to reside in NYC without housing subsidies. When public housing and subsidies are scarce, homelessness typically increases. This situation would occur under any NYC mayor.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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I'm not sure why people are blaming De Blasio. The majority of low income people cannot afford to reside in NYC without housing subsidies. When public housing and subsidies are scarce, homelessness typically increases. This situation would occur under any NYC mayor.
Because he is the mayor. If this happened a few years back we'd be blaming Bloomberg. Prior to that Giuliani. As a mayor you accept accountability of the current situation going on in the city you are overseeing. That is why he is now firing people. He is starting to take action, and is now in search of a new strategy.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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So are they walking through East Elmhurst to get there or the bus drivers are letting them get on the bus? Because I know they're not taking Ubers there....thats the million dollar question.
Probably taking the M60 select bus service. They never check for tickets so they can easily get on board.
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