NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has once again vowed a crackdown on homeless people escaping the cold by camping out on the city’s subways. Video shows a subway car turned into a personal closet by a homeless person, complete with bags, boxes, and clothes littered on the train’s floor. Another shows a homeless person turning a bench into a bed. credit: CBS2 Those are just some of the indignities endured by subway riders as the plummeting temperatures drive the homeless underground. It turned a Tuesday press conference into a show-and-tell for the mayor, and a renewed demand for answers that would provide relief for straphangers. De Blasio reassured he’d get Commissioner James O’Neill and the NYPD on the case. “We will not tolerate people bringing vast amounts of belongings into a subway car, we won’t tolerate people sleeping on the benches,” the mayor said. “If someone is lying out on a bench we want them to stop doing that, and conform with the law. If they refuse, we have the opportunity to take them out of the subways. Depending on the circumstance there obviously is the potential for arrest.” Things are so bad, even a man who… Read full this story
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