Two particularly disturbing numbers stand out from this year’s “State of the Homeless” report from advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless.
The first is what the coalition cited as an alarming record high hit by NYC in January: For that month, an average of 63,839 people slept in city shelters each night.
To put that number in perspective: If you filled up Yankee Stadium with all of them, you’d still have 16,000 more people to squeeze onto the field.
If the full population wanted to go to Madison Square Garden, they’d fill it for three basketball games.
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Source: Coalition for the Homeless