‘It’s Heartbreaking’: Why So Much Homelessness in the East Village?
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‘It’s Heartbreaking’: Why So Much Homelessness in the East Village?

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“The East Village has become unsafe,” tweeted @kernie_sanders in a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio in late June. “I have never seen such desperation.” 

Already estimated at over 1,000 prior to Covid-19, the homeless population in the East Village and Lower East Side has only grown since the pandemic began. The Department of Homeless Services and the Coalition for the Homeless haven’t yet calculated a number, but hope to generate more data in the coming months. In the meantime, East Village residents have noticed an uptick in the number of unsheltered individuals. 

“The homeless population has increased substantially with new faces moving in, and it’s heartbreaking and unnecessary” tweeted a self-described East…

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