CityJournal: Governor Andrew Cuomo has a plan to solve the problem of street homelessness in New York City; he wants to put them in Creedmoor, a massive institution for the mentally ill in eastern Queens. During its mid-century heyday, Creedmoor housed 7,000 people in dozens of buildings, many of which are now sitting empty.
Cuomo’s proposal was seconded by Queens state senator Leroy Comrie, who said that “the homeless individuals [at Creedmoor] would have an excellent chance of being successful with a complement of services.”
Cuomo’s spokesperson said that the details of the governor’s plan will be spelled out in the forthcoming State of the State address, but it sounds like the plan is to turn Creedmoor into a homeless shelter. more here