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How does NYC homeless problem compare to SF?

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Nov 13

I know the SF homeless probable is bad. People shitting in the streets, rampant drug use, needles on the ground, etc. How does NYC compare?

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  • Vertivco / Eng
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    Nothing like that happens in NYC.
    Nov 130
  • Apple lzlK65
    Only place in the world where I saw a guy using a needle while sitting on the curb, in plain day light : SF....
    Nov 136
    • Lyft rpMF46
      Please enlighten us with all the "places" in the world you've been to.
      Nov 13
    • Airbnb Can’t
      I’ve traveled all over the world extensively, mostly in third world countries, and have never this elsewhere either.
      Nov 13
    • Amazon / EngjNeo42
      You first, rpMF.
      Nov 13
    • Salesforce Prldjcje
      I saw this in iceland one time, but SF is for sure a global leader in this category.
      Nov 13
    • Apple lzlK65
      All right: Peru, Nepal, Argentina, Chile, japan, Canada, spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, bosnia, Croatia, turkey, belgium, Nederland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, USA. => Your turn now.
      Nov 13
    • Apple lzlK65
      Also Comores (tiny islands east of Africa, close to Madagascar.)
      Nov 13
  • Salesforce Prldjcje
    NYC actually use to have a huge problem back in the day. Rudy Giuliani became mayor and cleaned it up in a simple way. He strictly enforced laws on the homeless in the ‘important’ areas of the city. This resulted in jailing of many, but also scared off what was left. Chicago has a similar policy for its downtown. San Fran needs to stop being run by hippies, that allow the homeless to do what they want and then wonder why everything is soo fucked up. Dont use drugs on the street, dont shit on the street- these are simple rules enforced everywhere else in the US.....
    Nov 133
    • Vertivco / Eng
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      Jack Dorsey supports these dumb people running the city.
      Nov 13
    • Expedia Ytdj51
      I bet he wouldn’t if people were shitting and shooting up on his street.
      Nov 13
    • Square / EngSQ
      Jack Dorsey is literally endorsing the candidate who is saying our current homeless spending is garbage and didn't want prop c because there's no accountability into our spending.

      Benioff is the one truly supporting this.
      Nov 13
  • Amazon / EngjNeo42
    NYC homeless is nothing compared to SF. I lived in NYC for 20 years. I’m in Seattle now, and last month spent a week in SF. Seattle shocked me to see the tent and RV life inside of a city. The only horrible street scene I observed was the horrible block downtown with people nearly dying before you. I never saw anything like that in NYC. Well, Seattle is nothing: SF nearly made me physically ill to see what’s going on there. It is horrible that you have to see the mentally ill on the streets, and then to have one screaming at you. Wow, I’ll say no more, other than NYC has its people asking for money, your cardboard box dwellers, and strange people talking to themselves on the subway. But after what I’ve seen on the west coast, it’s very manageable. In NYC a bum on the subway once asked to dance with me (I’m a male), in SF one guy wanted to fucking kill me because I didn’t give him money. No correlation, just saying that the homeless in NY are far quieter and less disgusting than what I’ve seen out here.

    San Francisco has the worst problem with homelessness, mental illness, and open drug usage in the entire developed world. Meanwhile, enjoy your $1.5m condo with 1.1% property tax, 11% income tax, and egregious sales and use taxes.
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  • Microsoft /_-\
    NYPD adopts broken window theory and policy and has zero tolerance of lawlessness thanks to Giuliani and Bloomberg. But the current mayor seems to want to tolerant homeless
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    • New sgTm86
      It got way worse soon after de blasio was elected
      Nov 13
  • Compass / Eng
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    It’s worlds better than sf. The worst that will happen is a homeless person will do something gross on the train.
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    • Microsoft /_-\
      They can shelter in warm shower stations.
      Nov 13
  • Square Ifja58
    People avoid the bad areas in NYC and forget about it. Problem with SF is the bad areas are adjacent to the good ones.
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    • Vertivco / Eng
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      What bad areas? You joking?
      Nov 13
    • Microsoft /_-\
      Southern Bronx, East part of Brooklyn.
      Nov 13
    • Amazon / EngjNeo42
      There might actually be zero homeless people living on the streets in The Bronx, East New York, Canarsie, etc. I’m sure that’s not true, but it’s no dumber than making assumptions about the “bad areas” of NYC. The ghettos of NYC aren’t nearly as bad as 80s and 90s rap videos led you to believe.
      Nov 13
  • Lyft Barack
    Many of the homeless in SF are from NYC, where they were offered free one way plane tickets.
    Nov 132
    • Expedia Ytdj51
      Is there any real evidence of this outside of maybe a couple anecdotes? We have the same stories in Chicago about us shipping out homeless to California and Seattle
      Nov 13
    • Lyft Barack
      Why write so much instead of just Google "homeless nyc plane ticket"?
      You are literally 4 words away from finding out
      Nov 13
  • Dell / Eng
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    NYC seems to have a slightly better handle on the issue with their 'right to shelter' see eg
    http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-new-york-homeless-20180525-story.html
    But they still can't keep up
    Nov 130
  • Google / EngrRPD43
    So much better in NYC
    Nov 130
  • Docker / R&D
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    San Francisco also has a much more favorable climate for living on the street
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  • Facebook Hello worl
    I don't know how bad sf is today, but a homeless person did take his pants off and crap on the floor of the train on my nyc commute this morning. Had too choose a different train car.

    Its cold here though, not the best place to stay if you're homeless. It's not the cleanest city either way though. There are a lot of rats and such too.
    Nov 130
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    Holy needle
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