Homeless people living in FiDi hotels can’t afford food | New York Post

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The city is shelling out a fortune to house hundreds of homeless people in pricey Financial District hotels — but they hate living in the red-hot Manhattan neighborhood. The free housing bestowed on scores of down-on-their-luck families is negated by the sky-high cost of food and other services in the trendy area, homeless hotel residents griped to The Post. A homeless man who’s living with his wife in the DoubleTree by Hilton at 8 Stone St. said it was “disturbing the city would put us in a neighborhood like this, one of the richest neighborhoods in New York.” “We are trying to be in the shelter to save up money, not spend. The sandwiches are $17, I can’t afford that,” said the man, 67, who did not want to be identified. “We live out of Burger King and eat the cheapest thing.”

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