Homeless man leaves encampment near Lefferts Playground in South Ozone Park to ‘find the help he needs’

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A homeless man left his encampment in South Ozone Park just ahead of a cold front bringing sub-freezing nighttime temperatures over the weekend.

Councilwoman Joann Ariola worked with the 106th Precinct and a Manhattan-based nonprofit to convince the man to leave the tent he had been living in near the Lefferts Playground on North Conduit Avenue near Lefferts Boulevard.

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