Q Gardens in Brooklyn is on a street with a lot of foot traffic and street action. Even before the garden sprung up, the wide sidewalk area in front of what was then a vacant lot serves as a hangout place for groups of mostly men who congregate, often drinking, for hours. Some are homeless and some have places to sleep, but no place where they can "shelter in place" during the day--other than this sidewalk. The COVID-19 situation has scrambled their usual means of subsisting, which seems to have consisted of day jobs, many in construction. So, there are more of then at one time now than previously. They mostly wear masks now, but definitely don't maintain social distancing. Congregating in what sometimes is a crowd, they represent a public health threat to themselves and to passers-by. Wondering what resources people know of --either citywide or on the neighborhood level-- that could give such groups more security.
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