MTA says hundreds of people live in New York City subway stations and subway

About 350 homeless people were recently found living in camps in subway stations and tunnels, according to transportation officials Thursday. The personnel were distributed among 29 camps in the tunnels and 89 at the stations, according to a survey conducted by the Maritime Transport Authority on February 2 and 3 as part of a “track encroachment” task force set up in December to address the slight increase in route encroachment. Task Force Leader Jimmy Torres Springer said the tunnel camps “lead directly to the tracking of trespassing incidents,” which the…

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This is the woman Mayor Adams says is a symbol of the homelessness crisis

The Post found the woman Mayor Eric Adams used to illustrate the depth of the homelessness crisis in the city’s subway system Friday — and those who know her said she desperately needs help. The woman, who identified herself as Jennifer Mueller, 39, was wearing an assortment of ill-fitting clothes and mismatched shoes as she pushed a trolley with her belongings near the turnstiles at Bedford Avenue station in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Mueller, who spoke quickly and in parts of a sentence, did not answer most questions directly but said…

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Eric Adams tackles rule-breaking on the NYC subway with new safety plan

Mayor Eric Adams announced a new plan Friday to clean up the city’s subway system by cracking down on violating rules and preventing people from living on trains and at stations. “No more smoking. No more drug use. No more sleep. No more barbecues in the subway system. No more just doing what you want,” he said. “No. Those days are over. Swipe your MetroCard. Get on the system. Get off at your destination. That’s what this administration says.” Adams said teams of outreach workers and NYPD cops will begin…

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