NEW YORK - Dozens of locations across New York City were identified in a chart obtained by the New York Post. The internal document for the NYPD called out numerous problems including a rise in homelessness, public urination, drinking, pan handling, disorderly conduct and selling drugs.
The quality of life concerns created by the homeless population was charted in virtually every borough. In Manhattan in the Upper West Side, on Broadway from 68th to 72nd, New Yorkers we spoke to were not surprised.
Residents who live around popular public parks like Union Square Park and Washington Square Park told PIX11 they've noticed the issue for some time now, but are wondering what will be done about it.
According to reports, top members of the NYPD are calling for a crackdown, including summons and arrests. At Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village our cameras already found officers on patrol and on the lookout for these problems.