On Monday morning, I spent some time with Danny McCray, whom I describe in this story as "both ambassador and security guard" at the Check-In Center, a lot in East Village that provides 250 storage bins where homeless people can store their stuff. McCray, who was once homeless himself, talked at length about what he tells folks each morning when he opens the Check-In Center's gate at 7 a.m. Click on the audio link above. 
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