posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 08:52 AM
Now I have a job in NYC as a bike messenger so I get to see alot at the right places and whatnot you could say, but this one little aspect is pretty
troubling to me each time i ride down the city streets.
Lets say hypothetically you can see a homeless person or just simply a beggar out on the sidewalk 1 every 20 blocks. Personally, i never counted them
up, but i have noticed a trend on most of my usual routes where I'm seeing more and more beggars on the street. it could be 1 every 15 blocks, 1
every 2 blocks, even across the street from each other, these numbers are increasing.
worst off, most of them are still clean shaven and young, as if they just started begging. around 14th street and broadway, i notice one guy there who
wasnt there last week with the sign: "Help me get by for the day" and he's been there for 3 days straight so far. I decided to lend a hand by
tossing a $10 in his cup, this is really getting out of hand however.
What's the situation in other cities? are these numbers on the rise where you live?