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Old 04-24-2019, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NYC
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It's that bad now that Starbucks has been fined for not providing dirty needle boxes for safety violations. Ever since their bathrooms are now considered free public bathrooms. Our drug problem has reached critical mass when public bathrooms must be outfitted with needle disposal boxes.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:47 PM
 
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If by use of word "forced" in title you mean SB dealing with reality, then yes it is correct. Otherwise rather misleading as no one is "forcing" Starbucks to place those dirty needle boxes in their restrooms.


That being said can name several SB off the bat (most in East Village area such as Astor Place) that have had issues with junkies for years; and this predates the open/free bathroom policy.


In fact many places with freely accessible bathrooms below roughly 23rd street are shooting galleries for junkies. From Whole Foods on Union Square on down.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:07 AM
 
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If by use of word "forced" in title you mean SB dealing with reality, then yes it is correct. Otherwise rather misleading as no one is "forcing" Starbucks to place those dirty needle boxes in their restrooms.


That being said can name several SB off the bat (most in East Village area such as Astor Place) that have had issues with junkies for years; and this predates the open/free bathroom policy.


In fact many places with freely accessible bathrooms below roughly 23rd street are shooting galleries for junkies. From Whole Foods on Union Square on down.
But this is nothing new, its always been like this. During Bloomberg hey day Id see needles in prime areas.
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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U thought you were supposed to DRINK Starbuck's coffee. I guess shooting it up gets the caffeine in faster?
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Old 04-25-2019, 08:33 AM
 
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Can't be crime is down. If people were doing illegal drugs, then they would be committing a crime. And we all know crime is down.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:51 AM
 
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If by use of word "forced" in title you mean SB dealing with reality, then yes it is correct. Otherwise rather misleading as no one is "forcing" Starbucks to place those dirty needle boxes in their restrooms.


That being said can name several SB off the bat (most in East Village area such as Astor Place) that have had issues with junkies for years; and this predates the open/free bathroom policy.


In fact many places with freely accessible bathrooms below roughly 23rd street are shooting galleries for junkies. From Whole Foods on Union Square on down.
You can extend that at least up to Midtown.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NYC
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It's putting workers and customer at risk when exposed needles are left in public places. I haven't seen needle boxes at any other places like Target or McDs. Starbucks is being singled out here.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:57 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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But this is nothing new, its always been like this. During Bloomberg hey day Id see needles in prime areas.
As if that makes it acceptable...
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:00 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Another misleading topic title. Super amazing job, everyone!
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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Another misleading topic title. Super amazing job, everyone!
This is how this forum generally works!
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