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Mike Bloomberg And His 11 Homes Think New York Homeless Shelters Are Too Damn Nice.

According to Mayor Mike Bloomberg, there's a reason the less fortunate are staying in homeless shelters 30 percent longer than they have in the past: New York City's homeless shelters are just too damn nice.

In response to a Wall Street Journal report that found the average length of stay for families with children in city homeless shelters has shot up by more than 30 percent during the last fiscal year, Hizzoner said the following:

"We have made our shelter system so much better that, unfortunately, when people are in it, or, fortunately, depending on what your objective is, it is a much more pleasurable experience than they ever had before."

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http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/08/mike_bloo...