6 thoughts on “Top De Blasio Official: ‘We’ve Been Able to Break the Trajectory of Homelessness’

  1. When BdB came in the homeless were at 50K, now it’s 60K. They were warned it needed attention but the Deputy Mayor had to quit for it to get any attention.

    Remember the Transition Talks up on Canal Street. All Milk & Honey, no homeless–right!

  2. I don’t know what Lala land Steven Banks is living in, but in Fort Greene, the homeless issue is out of control and getting worse. Perhaps the Mayor can take time out from his work out to visit the area by Applebees and the new park on Fulton Street to see the growing homeless population? DHS keeps telling me they visit, but I never see them, and I see zero improvements.

    • ‘DHS keeps telling me they visit, but I never see them, and I see zero improvements.’

      That’s the whole point, to destabilize nice middle-class neighborhoods with homeless people. This is what happens when most people sleep-in on election day. Get your local Councilmember involved.

      • You’re saying the city is actively trying to destabilize “nice middle-class” communities? What is their motivation to do that?

  3. The Mayor can slice and dice the numbers, but their statements aren’t accurate. Just come to Fulton Avenue in Brooklyn and see the problem.

    I regularly contact and provide photos to Dan Abramson Brooklyn Borough Director, Community Affairs Unit, and Shane Cox, Program Administrator at Street Homeless Solutions Division. The images document the persistent and on-going issues around the Dekalb Ave subway, nearby park, and Applebees. The new park that installed benches that enable people to sleep on them exacerbated the situation.

    I also forwarded creative suggestions from other cities that tackled the homeless issue successfully. The City hasn’t implemented any of them.

    Before the Mayor starts congratulating himself, come to Brooklyn, and fix the issues here. We deserve a safe and hospitable environment versus an area where people sleep and poop on the street.

    • Quality of life concerns are worth discussing. But I am not sure the heart of the homelessness problem is the part that inconveniences you. Benches did not create the crisis, and removing them won’t solve it.

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