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Homeless encampment spotted near poorly-lit stairs

By master · October 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments

A group of homeless men appear to be living off the stairs on N 43rd St between Palatine and Greenwood Ave in a small encampment.  The stairs lead to and from the #5 Metro route.  There have been no reports of trouble so far but as the days get darker earlier, a Fremont Universe reader sent us an email just so neighbors aren’t caught by surprise.  

This is not a well-lit area and people frequent it to and from the bus stop. It makes me nervous, and I thought the more people are aware the better.

Thanks for the tip, Morgan.

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CK // Oct 20, 2009 at 9:50 am

    What stairs?

  • 2 CW // Oct 21, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Yes, how about a cross street? Palatine and Greenwood run parallel all the way from the ship canal to north of 105th st.

    Did you mean Palatine and Greenwood near 41st?

  • 3 Gus // Oct 21, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Are you sure they are homeless, and not just scruffy?

  • 4 Morgan // Oct 21, 2009 at 3:14 am

    43rd Street, between Greenwood and Palatine.

  • 5 bhigh // Oct 22, 2009 at 1:37 am

    The top of the stairs is here:

  • 6 Homeless // Nov 13, 2009 at 8:35 am

    They are homeless so that automatically means they will be committing crimes. Watch out and don't forgot the mace.

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