AFTER DE BLASIO DENIES SUBWAY IS “OUT OF CONTROL” NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS CALL FOR FEDERAL INTERVENTION
NEW YORK, NY (April 24, 2020) – After Mayor Bill de Blasio denied that the subway homelessness amid the coronavirus pandemic is “out of control” on Thursday, New York City residents and civic leaders are calling for federal intervention and for President Trump to step in and close the subway for the safety of New York City. Bill de Blasio announced he wouldn’t close the subway upon the urging of several City Councilmembers earlier in the week. The Central Park South Civic Association believes that with crime spike, ridership down, and the homeless problem in subway cars, the rail should shut down indefinitely.
Homeless have used ghost trains and city platforms as shelter. NYC robberies on the subway are up despite a 93% plunge in ridership. Residents are fearful that the Subway is causing the deadly coronavirus to spread throughout the City and boroughs. Leaders want President Trump to shut down the rail immediately in the name of public safety. President of the Central Park South Civic Association is available for interview via Skype/Zoom, call (917) 234-1647.
Michael Fischer is the President of the Central Park South Civic Association and homeless expert and has been an outspoken advocate for fairer treatment for New York City’s residents. Fischer has been featured as an expert source on FOX News Channel, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, and both local and national news programs for his knowledge on issues facing the homeless.