Adams’ early commitments to open new “low-barrier” shelters comes into sharper focus as he closes out his first year in office, with yet another plan to remove homeless New Yorkers from trains and public spaces. New York City has about 600 new specialized shelters for street homeless New Yorkers, but data shows relatively few people are moving from the subways to the largely congregate sites.
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“No blurry scan of a letter can ever replace homemade gifts from children or physically holding the familiar handwriting of a loved one. This cruel, misguided approach to curbing overdoses will only further isolate incarcerated New Yorkers this holiday season.”