NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - For some it's about being closer to spare cash, for others it's a way to keep warm during those cold winter nights. Either way, people living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, say the city's homeless sleeping inside banks becoming a problem.
As with most banks, at Alma Bank on 85th Street you need a card to get in to where the ATMs are after hours. He manager says one homeless man piggybacks off customers and sleeps here overnight.
At least three banks in the area of 86th Street have been dealing with the same problem. Some are considering extra security measures if it gets worse, but people in the community told us it is not just confined to banks.
While officials at Community Board 10 did not respond to our request for comment, a spokesperson at the Department of Homeless Services told Fox 5: "This area is one of the locations identified by the City for targeted and increased dedicated outreach services... We will also work with the bank staff to highlight their role in addressing this issue."