This amazes me (but maybe on second thought, it doesn't).
Joe and I were part of a Midnight Run from our parish Friday, and around 11PM I asked three different street people (two men, one woman) where they'd spend the night. It was getting cold and a freezing rain was beginning. All three of them said they'd ride the trains (subway) for the night.
Meanwhile, families are being turned out or turned down for shelter by the city. The big issue though: don't drink soda's larger than 16 oz.
From the NY Daily News -
Junior and Kaneesha Clarke with their daughter Janiah,4, are homeless and struggling in the cold. Usually during a 'code blue' the city would relax its shelter admissions rules so people on the street could come inside but thats no longer true.