What happened? I had dinner outside around 7pm and it was fine.
Sorry, but that Alison woman interviewed here sounds batshit crazy.
Do you live on the UWS?
Taza, is that you?
Three hotels on the UWS have been turned into temporary homeless shelters. As I understand it, one houses men in recovery from heroin addiction. In another hotel, there were at least a few sex offenders. I admit that at first, it was a bit out of control (many people loitering outside without masks, openly drinking alcohol and smoking things of a dubious nature) but this past week has been better. I think the city has beefed up security in the area. I will say that I usually don't go outside after 8pm, so it might get wild at night but at least during the day, things are fine.
Scary, the city is being allowed to implode
I live on the UWS. There has been an increase in the visible homeless population. Moving homeless people into safe quarters is important, and the city is doing its best. I do not feel unsafe or scared, and frankly, I feel a lot more scared of the rich people who have been in the Hamptons flouting social distancing mandates who are going to come back in a couple of weeks and spread the virus. I find a lot of these remarks to be pretty gross, and it's very obvious that many (though not all) are being made by people who are leaving the city for financial reasons and are trying to make themselves feel better about that choice by saying that the city is now a terrible place to live.
I also noticed many of these same people commenting on what a bad job some private schools were doing with remote school back in March. That is a completely legitimate thing to talk about and discuss IF you have kids in private school. But there were public school parents calling out a bunch of private schools for doing a terrible job, obviously motivated by a desire to feel better about their own situations.
I agree. These wealthy people who thought they could live in a white, sanitized version of NYC, with public schools that function like privates, need to leave and go to some white, sanitized suburb. Won't miss them.
@anonymous I agree totally. Totally. But still think what's been dropped on my neighborhood is unsafe and bad.
I live on the block with the lucene. I am usually a bleeding heart This is bad. Someone od’d in Duane reade this week and there are needles strewn on 79th. There have been fights with knives. That’s not hyperbole. It just is. This is not a standard homeless issue. This is a real safety issue.
Did you see the YIMBY welcome with sidewalk chalk? Neighbors welcoming the residents. delusional.