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article imageHomeless people in NYC are living inside the Manhattan Bridge

By Owen Weldon     Apr 14, 2014 in Lifestyle
New York - Even though the homeless rate across the nation has declined, the homeless rate in New York City has increased by more than 13 percent from the prior year. According to some sources, some of the homeless are living inside the Manhattan Bridge,
According to Gothamist, on the upper deck of the bridge there are spaces that are built into it, right above the bike lanes, and this is where a few of the homeless have converted the spaces into living quarters the size of coffins.
According to NY Post, recently a man in his 40s was seen entering the makeshift studio. He entered it by climbing the chain-link fence to a nook, and then he unlocked a red bike lock and slid a plank of wood to the side, and then entered the space.
According to Daily Mail, authorities became aware of the makeshift studios when they responded to a call about a jumper, but instead of finding someone who was going to jump from the bridge, they found someone who was entering their living space.
Each space is 10.5-feet-long, and it is just big enough for a sleeping mat, as well as some personal items.
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