A group of business owners inside Grand Central Terminal in New York City are begging officials for help; claiming the area’s homeless population has completely “taken over” the iconic train station and rail hub.
“Inside the world-class transit hub adorned with grand chandeliers, you’ll find men and women sleeping at tables, hunched over on benches, using drinking fountains to bathe and walking barefoot feet away from where about two dozen business owners are trying to make a living selling food,” reports CBS New York.
“At 5:30 in the afternoon, it becomes a homeless shelter,” business owner Joe Germanotta said.
“People sitting in chairs with their… exposed,” Germanotta said. “Sometimes they can be violent … One guy, I think it was yesterday, he was peeing himself.”
“The customers are afraid to come in to buy. You know, the customers don’t want to eat because there’s no space for seating,” restaurant manager Tamarsha Sandiford added.
Read the full report at CBS New York.