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


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.