Traveling With NYC’s Homeless to See What Happens When the Subways Shut Down

Just after midnight, an entire transit system is winding down.

A train ride to some, it’s called home to others. In an hour, it will close.

The unprecedented move to shut down the subway for overnight cleaning is thrusting hundreds of the city’s homeless population into the streets. Just last week, the city quickly set up a system to try to bring people inside, into a shelter.

NY1 watched the process happen very early Tuesday morning.

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