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(NYPost)   The homeless man who had his coffin-sized shanty inside Manhattan Bridge torn down by the NYPD on Thursday has found himself a new place to sleep at night, and he's lovin' it   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Manhattan Bridge, N.Y.P.D., Fujian Province, zhou  
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2014-04-20 02:09:33 AM  
6 votes:
When will the militias arrive to defend his rights?
2014-04-20 02:24:55 AM  
3 votes:

MechaPyx: Strongbeerrules: What did he do to anyone?

Didn't pay the rent.

To be fair, it was too damn high.
2014-04-20 02:06:51 AM  
3 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: So the police dismantle the ramshackle sleeping area of a (seemingly illegal) Chinese immigrant who seems to have some mental health issues (just based on him up and leaving his family to live on the streets of NYC and the fact that they mentioned he has trouble finishing sentences) and they just set him loose to camp out in a McDonalds?

I agree that people shouldn't be living in the bridge, but neither should they be living in fast food restaurants.  There needs to be a bit more followup than 'hey, we threw out your bed' and a pat on the ass.

My gawd! It's as if you have no respect at all for the sacred bootstraps.
2014-04-20 07:22:17 AM  
2 votes:

johncb76006: Sorry, pissing on the bike riders below

No, just in their Cokes.
2014-04-20 09:59:44 AM  
1 vote:
Congratulations, press! You guys alerted the casinos to the voucher deal this guy used to make a few bucks, making him completely penniless, than you alert the authorities about his clever home under bridge, causing the police to destroy it and throw out all of his belongings!!

What a wonderful bunch of people you reporters are!

Bonus: You get yet another story to write when all of your reporting causes the inevitable and predictable outcome!
2014-04-20 07:33:52 AM  
1 vote:

RanDomino: miniflea: I'm not sure what this guy's problem is, but I doubt that getting too good at menial jobs is it.  I'd feel sorry for the guy, but some people just can't be, or don't want to be helped.

Therefore, death?

YOU there! Cake or Death?
/we're outta cake just fyi

Mr_Crink: They keep taking away our freedoms.

Not true! He's free. Free to go be homeless somewhere else. For God's sake he was living in a little shanty under a bridge! How much more un-American can you get? House with a white picket fence or gtfo. Next thing you know he'll be asking for something to eat or affordable healthcare. Probably both. At the same time! Does he have a million bucks? He could totally do that with a million bucks.
2014-04-20 05:45:03 AM  
1 vote:

Mr_Crink: It's not about bridge trespass at all. I just found out that Donald Trump's second cousin twice removed made a deal with Mayor Bloomburg to develop those bridge cubby holes into luxury studio apartments. It turns out that the squatter is an operative of a Chinese developer who planned to develop the bridge spaces as affordable housing until Trump's distant relative somehow persuaded Bloomburg to turn the contract over to him. Was there a bribe involved? Maybe a kickback promised? Some people might claim that. Turn on the lights and watch the cockroaches scatter! That's how the government operates these days. They keep taking away our freedoms. We the people need to rise up and take our country back.

You should have started your post with:
2014-04-20 04:11:47 AM  
1 vote:

wildcardjack: Isn't there a whole Chinese-American community in NYC? He's managed to alienate himself from them.

I hear there is a whole African-american community in NYC as well, yet strangely, there is still homeless African Americans..
2014-04-20 04:07:32 AM  
1 vote:
But he has preemptive rights. That cubby hole in the bridge wasn't being used for anything. He has the right to use it. He is a true patriot fighting for the rights of all Americans. We the people own that bridge, not the government. The police have no jurisdiction over sovereign bridge territory. I hope the militia guys don't hear about this government land grab, or blood will flow in the streets of Manhattan. It's all right there in the Constitution. The Bible told us this was going to happen.
2014-04-20 03:24:43 AM  
1 vote:

picturescrazy: TomD9938: picturescrazy: He's not hurting anyone being up there and made himself a decent shelter that's out of everyone's way. Why kick him out?

Well sure, you could let this guy stay, but where do you stop?   There has to be a limit to the number of shanties we allow to be built within a bridge's super structure.

Forty's a good number.  Fifty or more would obviously be ridiculous.

Can we settle at 45? It's a bit much but gives the bridge some character.

Sounds good.

/ they're going to need an HOA too...
2014-04-20 01:17:14 AM  
1 vote:

FreakinB: Article doesn't say which McDonalds, but I hope it's not the one by West 4th St station. What a horrendous place that is.

Yeah, seriously. What a shiathole. It's like there's homeless people living in it.
2014-04-19 11:39:47 PM  
1 vote:
Article doesn't say which McDonalds, but I hope it's not the one by West 4th St station. What a horrendous place that is.
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