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The Manhattan Bridge Is Used By Thousands Every Day... But It Holds A Dark Secret. Look Closer.

MAY 1, 2014

Living anywhere in Manhattan means that you're going to be paying a lot of money in rent. Almost every part of New York City is expensive. If you were to live near the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, rent would most likely be anywhere between $1,700 and $3,000 a month. For people with low paying or minimum wage jobs, it would be impossible to live in this area. Unless you're one of the few that know the Manhattan Bridge's dark secret.

The bridge is an iconic architectural feature in Brooklyn.

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However, recently it has been used for something other than transportation.

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There are people living in this structure, hidden in the support beams.

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An Asian man was spotted climbing a chain link fence to a very small area...

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So the authorities investigated, wanting to prevent a disaster.

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What they found was insane.

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Between the upper deck and the subway and bike lines, there is a very small space.

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Apparently, people have been finding a way to make this tiny crawl space a rent-free home.

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A man was found, living in a 10 x 1.5 feet space.

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It was quite literally a "crawl space."

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The shelters made in the very tiny space between beams was just big enough to crawl through.

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Workers removed a great deal of blankets, necessities and other personal items the homeless people brought with them.

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It's incredible that people were able to live in such a small space.

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Not to mention bring so much stuff with them.

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But now, where will they go in the expensive city?

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(H/T Izismile) In many  different cities, homeless populations have found clever ways to find shelter and live their lives without shelling out thousands of dollars in rent. However, the people living in Manhattan bridge no longer have a cozy shelter (even if it was best for their safety). Hopefully, these displaced people will find a new place to live. Share their unique, insanely tiny home by clicking on the button below.

 
 

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