‘I’m just sleeping’: police crack down on homeless in New York’s subways

For many homeless people in the city, trains provide shelter the streets do not – but recent action on those living in stations has advocacy groups concerned

By 11pm on a recent weeknight, the E trains had started to slow. Subway cars idled at World Trade Center, the last stop downtown, before departing again for Queens.

Most riders left their train as soon as the door opened. A handful remained, going back and forth all night.

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