City to push homeless BX man away from subway

The MTA and two city agencies may make it difficult for Kareem Andrews to sleep at the Burke Avenue subway station.

The MTA and two city agencies may make it difficult for Kareem Andrews to sleep at the Burke Avenue subway station. (12/19/12)

OLINVILLE - A homeless man living in a Bronx subway station may need to uproot due to city complaints.

Kareem Andrews sleeps underneath the stairwell of the Burke Avenue station. Many in the area say they accept his choice, such as a local pizza shop owner who pays him in slices for checking on his car. Most of Andrews' sheets and comforters are even donated by people in the community.

However, not only do MTA officials say they plan on moving the homeless from the area, but the Department of Sanitation is working with the Department of Homeless Services to the same end.

Andrews, who once served in the Marines, says he became homeless due to a drug addiction. He says his two estranged daughters are unaware that he lives where he does.

He says he will move to a nearby park if necessary, but all he wants is a roof over his head.
 

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