Catching A Break, Marble Bathroom Included

Catching A Break, Marble Bathroom Included

Abby Zimet

In what city officials call "a case of outside-the-box thinking," New York is placing some homeless families into upscale condos in Brooklyn that were sitting unbought and empty. After news broke of the fledgling shelter's marble bathrooms and walk-in closets "so big you could put a twin bed in there," many of the unprecedented numbers of homeless have flocked to the building, to the ire of neighbors.

"People are saying we don't deserve to live here," said 'Boss,' an 18-year-old who moved into an apartment with his mom. "Just because a person fell out doesn't mean they don't deserve a place to stay." 


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