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Homeless New Yorkers take up residence inside the Manhattan Bridge
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Homeless New Yorkers take up residence inside the Manhattan Bridge

Homeless New Yorkers take up residence inside the Manhattan Bridge
Photo Credit: Bebeto Matthews / Associated Press
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.

Homeless New Yorkers take up residence inside the Manhattan Bridge

UPDATE: According to the Daily Mail, a homeless man, identified as Joe Zhou, 57, has been evicted from his bridge living space. He was taken to an area homeless shelter, but has since taken up residence at a 24-hour McDonald's. Zhou claims he lived in the bridge space for about a year. Read the original story below.

New York Citys Manhattan Bridge is becoming a shanty town, according to a recent New York Post report. Some of the citys homeless population have carved out living spaces within the framework of the bridge.

The New York Post report refers to the spaces as coffin-sized, with some of the living quarters only accessible by climbing a chain-link fence. Scraps of plywood serve as a door to individual spaces, offering those inside a bit of privacy.


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