LaGuardia’s Terminal B has turned into a homeless shelter of sorts with “residents” eating, sleeping, and stripping naked to bathe in the restrooms. The terminal houses American, United, Southwest, JetBlue, Air Canada, Spirit, Frontier, and Virgin America. The NY Post reports that the homeless are squatting in the airport because they feel safer there than in city shelters.
“They have taken over,” said one female worker in the food-court area. “You can’t even use the bathroom. They take showers. They hang their clothes on the stalls. They are butt-naked. They think they are in their house.”
A woman who works as a janitor at the airport added, “Sometimes they sleep on the bathroom floor. I clean around them. I don’t touch them. They might get mad, and I don’t want any trouble.”
When asked about the situation, Mayor Bill de Blasio said it was the Port Authority’s problem and referred to a contract that the PA holds with a nonprofit outreach.
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