The hot issue of the summer — two big new homeless shelters installed without community review on 95th Street — will come to a head tonight when Community Board 7 meets. (Update: here’s what happened at the meeting.) Hundreds are expected to attend a rally at the meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. We recently got this notice from Neighborhood in the Nineties group:
UPPER WEST SIDERS RALLY AGAINST 400-PERSON SUPER-SHELTER TONIGHT AT COMMUNITY BOARD 7 MEETING, 7 PM, AT ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL AUDITORIUM
NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, 4 September 2012) — More than 200 outraged residents of the West 90s in Manhattan will rally against a super-shelter with 400 people in a neighborhood already besieged with dozens of special needs facilities and shelters tonight at a meeting of Community Board 7 held in the Auditorium of Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 Tenth Avenue at 58th Street, Manhattan at 7 PM. The City secretly gave its former Homeless Commissioner Robert Hess a no bid, multi-year contract worth tens of millions of dollars to run the shelter at the Continental and Pennington Hotels on West 95th Street.
WHO: Outraged Upper West Side residents with Neighborhood In The Nineties group
WHAT: Rally at Community Board 7 Meeting
WHERE: Auditorium, Roosevelt Hospital, 1000 10th Avenue at West 58th Street
WHEN: TUESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2012 TIME: 7 PM