They may have taken away their shelter, but they’re still hanging around the highway in Brooklyn.
On March 28, NYPD officers, sanitation workers, and homeless outreach undertook a major removal of homeless encampments from under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Williamsburg, one week later the repercussions can still be felt.
Walking beneath the BQE a week later, on April 4, revealed a vastly different sight than what could be observed in March. What used to house a stretch of tents now, at first glance, seems mostly devoid of human life. However, some of the rough sleepers who called the area home still linger, as do the remnants of their lives.