Rich New Yorkers Try To Ban Homeless Veterans From Manhattan
Wealthy New Yorkers are furious that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open a homeless shelter in their expensive neighborhood and have formed an action group to ban “embarrassing” homeless veterans from setting foot in Manhattan.
Dozens of wealthy residents packed into a community meeting to voice their anger over the decision to move 150 homeless men into the former Park Savoy Hotel, NY1 reports. The residents are concerned that the move will decrease property values in their neighborhood known as “billionaires row.”
“How are these poor people, whose only livelihood is in one bag, deal with a $6 coffee and a $15,000 dress on the windows of Fifth Avenue?” asked one resident, a middle-aged man with a foreign accent. “Aren’t we breeding crime by doing this?” he asked, earning applause from the audience.