New York's Camp LaGuardia will no longer house homeless

Full story: Orlando Sentinel

The 1,001-bed Camp LaGuardia is New York City's biggest homeless shelter -- and the only one surrounded by farms and trees -- but its very existence probably is a surprise to many lifelong New Yorkers.
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Mar 6, 2007
 

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Howard K

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Apr 29, 2007
 
I live next door. We just got notice the other day that the hasidics are looking into buying the land. They came by not soon after asking what we'd sell our house for. I'd rather the homeless, for the most part they kept to themselves. Where one thousand transients used to live, we'll now have ten times that stacked on top of each other in even worse conditions. There goes the neighborhood.
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May 27, 2007
 
I spent 6 mths at LaGuardia, I lost my job due to 911 then my apt building was sold, so what am I to do live in a shelter fine I'll do that until I can get back on my feet. Im a vet and the vet case mgrs at LaGuardia found me a place to stay...
Jan

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Sep 5, 2008
 
Where will the records of Camp LaGuardia
be held once it's closed? I have been trying to find information on my grandfather who was (according to his last letter) sent there by the state of NY to recuperate after submitting to expermintal tests (his words)in June 1960. He quite possibly died while living there as his last letter to the family indicates he weighed only 102 lbs. and he was over 6ft tall. I have never been able to find out when & where he died and was buried. If anyone knows what the Camp did when a person living there died during the 1960's I would very much appreciate it.
ajijc49@hotmail.com
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Feb 3, 2009
 
What was your grandfathers name?
Jan wrote:
Where will the records of Camp LaGuardia

be held once it's closed? I have been trying to find information on my grandfather who was (according to his last letter) sent there by the state of NY to recuperate after submitting to expermintal tests (his words)in June 1960. He quite possibly died while living there as his last letter to the family indicates he weighed only 102 lbs. and he was over 6ft tall. I have never been able to find out when & where he died and was buried. If anyone knows what the Camp did when a person living there died during the 1960's I would very much appreciate it.
ajijc49@hotmail.com
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Feb 9, 2009
 
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Jacqueline Wisner

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Feb 10, 2009
 
I am also researching my great grandfather who lived at Camp Lguardia. Orage Farm in the 1940's. His name was Philip Miles and he died there in 1948. Would appreciate any information. Jwisner2@aol.com
Belinda Castellano

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Jul 26, 2012
 
i am looking for a former resident there he has come out in several articles about the closing his name is mohamed chakdouf please email me with any info collegecubana@yahoo.com thank you!!!

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