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CITY PLANS TO TURN FORMER SHELTER BUILDING INTO VETERANS’ HOUSING

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A city agency is planning to turn a building on West 95th street into permanent affordable housing for vete … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO-HOUR STANDOFF ON 94TH STREET ENDS WITH SURRENDER AND ARREST (CORRECTED)

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Following a domestic violence incident, a 34-year-old man barricaded himself into a room at 308 West 94th street on Wednesday afternoo … Read the rest of this entry >>

RALLY PLANNED AGAINST POLICE RAIDS OF HOMELESS SHELTERS

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Advocates for the homeless are planning to rally on Wednesday against a decision by local police officials to raid local homeless shelters looking for people with open arrest warr … Read the rest of this entry >>

22 ROUNDED UP IN BUST AT CONTROVERSIAL HOMELESS SHELTER

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Police raided the Freedom House homeless shelter on West 95th street on Friday, rounding up 22 people with outstanding arrest warrants. The raid follows a spi … Read the rest of this entry >>

DHS TO CUT 95TH STREET HOMELESS SHELTER POPULATION IN HALF

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In a deal announced Monday, local politicians and the Department of Homeless Services said they would cut the size of the homeless shelter on West 95th street … Read the rest of this entry >>

JUDGE DISMISSES LAWSUIT BY SHELTER OPPONENTS

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Judge Margaret Chan dealt a setback to opponents of the homeless shelter on West 95th street, dismissing their claims that the shelter violates the city's "fair share" rules that say no one neighborhood s … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEW PLAYERS IN SHELTER BATTLE, BUT FIGHT CONTINUES

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Gayton Gomez, who lives next door to the homeless shelter on West 95th street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue, has been watching the courtyard … Read the rest of this entry >>

TONIGHT WILL BE COLDEST IN 10 YEARS; UWS CHURCH SEEKS HELP FOR EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTER

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Friday night is expected to be the coldest night in 10 years, the coldest night since your girlfriend left you for that investment banker. COLD! No no, … Read the rest of this entry >>

THE UWS HOMELESS SHELTER PROBLEM IS MUCH WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT

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An article this month from New York magazine reveals stark and disturbing facts about the family that has profited o … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY KEEPS GOING EASY ON SKETCHY UWS SHELTER OPERATOR: COMPTROLLER

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Comptroller John Liu is keeping up the pressure on Mayor Bloomberg over the mayor's befuddling defense of a homeless shelter operator that has contin … Read the rest of this entry >>

TELEVISION TOSSED FROM 95TH STREET HOMELESS SHELTER

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A television fell from a window of the 95th street homeless shelter, known as Freedom House, on Thursday morning, smashing into pieces on the sidewalk below, a neighbor told us. We checked with p … Read the rest of this entry >>

NEIGHBORHOOD GROUP DETAILS LEGAL COMPLAINT AGAINST HOMELESS SHELTER

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Nonprofit group Neighborhood in the Nineties said in a state court filing this week that the city is breaking its charter and blighting the neighborhood by putting in a 400-bed homeless shelter on West 95th street against the community’s wishes. [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MASSIVE UWS HOMELESS SHELTER CONTRACT ON THE LINE AFTER JUDGE’S BLISTERING RULING

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The city and a well-connected homeless shelter operator on West 95th street had a nice little arrangement going for months — the Department of Homeless Services had a “handshake” deal with the shelter operator to pay the operator millions, even [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO DEAD AT ST. LOUIS HALL IN POSSIBLE MURDER-SUICIDE

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A man and a woman were found dead in a room at the St. Louis Hall SRO and supportive housing development on West 94th street this morning, in what police believe was a murder-suicide. A 44-year-old woman was found dead [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

NO CONTRACT, NO PROBLEM FOR CONTROVERSIAL HOMELESS SHELTER

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Forget about no-bid contracts, the homeless mega-shelter (400 adults) on West 95th street has no contract at all, and it hasn’t had one for more than two months! The city Department of Homeless Services simply hasn’t submitted a contract to [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

QUESTIONS REMAIN ABOUT HOMELESS MEGA-SHELTER, NOW CALLED ‘FREEDOM EAST’ AND ‘FREEDOM WEST’

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The controversial homeless shelters at 316 and 330 West 95th street are still operating, even though it does not appear that the shelter operator has a current contract with the city. The 400-adult shelter was opened on a temporary basis [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

DE BLASIO RETURNS DONATIONS FROM HOMELESS SHELTER LANDLORD

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is running for mayor, gave back $14,850 donated to him by homeless shelter landlord Alan Lapes and his wife, the New York Post reported today. It's a big move because it indicates that Lapes -- who is the landlord for multiple controve … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS HOMELESS SHELTERS BRING BIG MONEY TO LANDLORD, BUT DRUG USE AND VIOLENCE TO TENANTS, REPORT SAYS

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Alan Lapes, who is the landlord for numerous Upper West Side homeless shelters, is making a lot of money by turning SRO buildings into for-profit homeless shelters like one that opened this summer on 95th Street, the New York Times [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

HOMELESS SHELTER SEEKING POSSIBLE 9-YEAR CONTRACT; OPPOSITION EFFORT TARGETS LIU’S VOTE

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The operator of a controversial temporary homeless shelter on West 95th Street is seeking a new five-year contract worth $47 million, according to a copy of the contract we obtained. But the shelter could be around for much longer than th … Read the rest of this entry >>

“THE SHELTER IS HERE TO STAY” VOWS HOMELESS COMMISSIONER; LOCALS POLS GIRD FOR BIG FIGHT

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A long-awaited forum on Wednesday about a controversial 400-person homeless shelter on 95th street got very heated, with Borough President Scott Stringer and other politicians saying that the city Department of Homeless Services had lied to them and had used [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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