The Mole People Who Live In New York City's Tunnels



New York City is the home of some impressive attractions, including Broadway, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, and many other places that attract thousands of visitors each year. However, there are more than 2,000 people living underground in New York City. The "mole people", as some people call them, are living under popular parts of town without the people who are walking above even knowing they are there. They travel under cover of darkness as not to be evicted from their underground homes by authorities. Ever since the Great Depression, there have been many homeless people in New York City. During that difficult period, people started using the subway tunnels as a place to live, especially because it's warm in the winter. Since then, the homeless population has grown and so has the number of people living under the city. New York City officials have been trying for years to help the mole people to find their way back into society.