A tale of two siblings: Brooklyn woman sees hope, homeless brother sees despair, in Adams’ effort to end homelessness


When Shakeba Jones, 48, heard Mayor Eric Adams was attacking homelessness on trains, her mind traveled to her daughter and older brother. One rides the trains to get to school, the other for housing.

Homeless activists have disdained the city’s initiative to clear homeless people from public places while concerned citizens, traumatized from high-profile crimes, have cheered the mayor on. Jones sees it both ways.