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NYC going backwards

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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I have noticed, and am sure others have too, an increasing number of destitute or homeless people on the streets of Ozone Park and Howard Beach.

Near the library on Rockaway Boulevard and the IHOP on Liberty Avenue, I’ve seen the same two men with shopping carts recently; and in Howard Beach, today, were two people who looked like Roma gypsies holding signs saying “Have 2 kids, no food Please help” and “Out of work, 3 kids,” begging near the Chase branch.

These may indicate a return to the bad old days of New York City. Are havens for the destitute closing or limiting the number of residents?

These visible signs of social problems are disturbing.

Ray Hackinson
Ozone Park

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