Some Homeless New Yorkers Choose the Street Over a Shelter

At Penn Station, dozens of homeless people sat quietly amid the Christmas decorations as travelers headed home for the holidays.

If New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way, they and others who camp out on city streets will be moved into shelters as the city boosts its team of outreach workers in the coming weeks.

Experts in homelessness say it won’t be easy—and some of the homeless agree.

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