Re: Cardboard city residents get marching orders (fwd)

Theodore Latham (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 22:12:34 PST


     I can't say that I don't know that feeling! Once, while homeless in 
Phoenix, I camped out in Shopping Cart City (if you wanna call it that) 
behind Andre House homeless resource center/ soup kitchen, and lo and 
behold, I woke up one morning and all of Phoenix's finest were waking us 
all up (and even busting a few of us paraphenailia carriers) to announce 
that a bulldozer was on its way in 24 hours to remove all the shopping 
carts that were arranged so homelike from the premises. It was awkward 
for those who'd been at that camp for years, having to move all that 
stuff. Some of the electrically "in the know" homeless persons in the 
camp had even tapped the cable lines and hooked up TVs. and hot plates! 
Reading this posting reminds me of the trials and tribulations of life 
on the streets. Nuff said!


Tedrico Latham

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>Date: Mon, 23 Feb 1998 14:05:54 PST
>Subject: Cardboard city residents get marching orders
>   LONDON, Feb 23 (AFP) - Cardboard City, a shantytown for the  
>homeless near Waterloo railway station in central London, was given 
>its final marching orders Monday by the high court. 
>   The colourful inhabitants of the shanty town which sprang up in  
>the mid-1980s in a pedestrian underpass near the station, one of the 
>busiest parts of the capital, were given 28 days to leave. 
>   In its heyday, Cardboard City was home to 200 people. It even  
>boasted its own nightclub, the Shangri-La, a 12 foot (one metre) 
>square packing case, where a can of beer could be shared to the 
>sound of a pounding ghetto blaster. 
>   Lambeth Council, which won the eviction notice Monday, is  
>offering everyone the chance of a new home. 
>   Fewer than 30 people remain among the concrete ramps and pillars  
>at the site which is being redeveloped for the British Film 

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