Sunday, February 3, 2013

As Bloomberg Harasses New Yorkers about the Size of Their Beverage Cups...

...the place is starting to stink, again. NyPo reports:
In celebration of its 100th birthday, the bad old days have returned to Grand Central Terminal.

Droves of homeless people are flooding the landmark again — even as workers prepared for last week’s centennial celebration.

On a windy Wednesday, The Post spotted at least 40 hobos in search of free eats and a warm place to flop.

“It’s nauseating,” said Yvette Molina, a Tarrytown resident, who was lunching in the concourse. “It’s really disgusting. It makes you lose your appetite.”

In scenes reminiscent of the 1980s, one man picked through the garbage, rewarding himself with a half-eaten slice of pizza and a bag of nuts. A woman snored loudly as she slept, sitting upright on a concourse bench. And another man hoisted an oil can of Foster’s lager with filth-encrusted fingers.

The sights and smells — the stench of body odor easily overwhelmed the appetizing aromas from Magnolia Bakery — are enough to rattle the senses of even the most seasoned travelers and workers.

“Every day you see new homeless. Sometimes they smell — a bad smell,” said Hafiza Supti, who works at a Hudson News stand. “I have to move from one place to the other place.”

Police periodically roust the vagrants, but unless they’re closing the station for the night at around 2 a.m. or someone is breaking the law, cops won’t forcibly remove them.


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    here is a brilliant essay supporting hoppe

    Hoppe is an intellectual giant, while krugman is a member of the hostile elite who hate western people and western civilization.