Accordion City’s shantytown

Here’s a New York Times story on Tent City (free registration required or login using the name “metafilter”, password “metafilter”), a shantytown near the undeveloped dock area by Cherry Street. I’ve seen it, and it looks like it’s been getting larger over the past few months. Along with the increasing number of panhandlers on the streets — Queen Street is getting up to two or three per block — it’s a bad economic sign.

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