As unemployment continues to reach record highs due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic shut down…
About a month ago I began receiving emails and text messages that homeless men were seen congregating around the Pyramid Reception Center at 161st and Elton and Washington Avenues, a former YMCA turned youth detention center that was purchased in October 2013 for $6.65 million.
The Bloomberg administration spent $65 million in new intake facility in The Bronx on 151st Street back in 2011 making it the only place the city’s homeless population could come to seeking a place to stay.
Now, the de Blasio administration is doing away with such failed policies by creating a second facility in Brooklyn which is scheduled to open sometime this Spring.
In 2014, 37% of the city’s homeless population had their last residence in The Bronx and combined with Brooklyn, both boroughs accounted for a whopping 65% of the homeless population.
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