If you are planning on visiting New York City to attend a chess tournament or any other reason you should be aware of what is happening in New York City. As you may know, homelessness is a big problem in NYC but the politicians have refused to do anything about it such as building inexpensive or subsidized housing of some sort. This has produced shameful and inhumane conditions that have been ongoing for some time. A small percentage of these homeless people are mentally disturbed and do terrible things. Below is an example of what may happen to innocent people traveling to New York City as a result of the neglect of our local politicians.