Thirty-five masked cops and homeless outreach workers gathered at 1 a.m. Wednesday along Manhattan’s 96th St. subway platform on the northern end of the Q line, waiting for trains to pull in.
“Over here,” one police officer shouted, pointing to a disheveled man sleeping in the corner of a train car. “Let’s wake him up,” another cop said before tapping his flashlight against a hand railing.
The cops brought the destitute straphanger onto the platform, where he was examined by a nurse who works for an NYPD outreach unit. The man was given two options: Go to a hospital, or go to a homeless shelter.
He chose the hospital, which he reckoned was safer than a shelter during the coronavirus pandemic.https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavirus/ny-coronavirus-overnight-subway-20200