Emotional Protests Haven’t Slowed Momentum of Shelter ‘Evictions’

Wanda Mercado moved a few weeks ago, but today she’s back on her old stoop on the Upper West Side. She’s a familiar face on 107th Street – it seems every few mi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Homeless Shelter Protests Ramp Up As City Starts Transferring Women; ‘The Communication Has Been Terrible’

Politicians are planning to rally on Monday afternoon to push back against a city plan to turn a women's homeless sh … Read the rest of this entry >>

Elected Officials and Community Unite to Fight for Women’s Shelter

Despite rumors that resident relocation is imminent, elected officials and Community Board 7 are doing their best to reverse the decision by the Department of Homeless Services (DH … Read the rest of this entry >>

Committee Opposes Men’s Homeless Shelter After No-Show from DHS; Current Shelter Residents Stress About Changes

Over 60 Upper West Side residents attended Tuesday night’s meeting of Community Board 7’s Health and … Read the rest of this entry >>

Homeless Shelter’s Expected Shift from Women to Men Alarms Some Residents; Meeting Tuesday

The city is planning to turn a women's shelter at 237 West 107th Street into a men's shelter, and that's alarmed some residents, who plan to a … Read the rest of this entry >>

Homeless Families Win Beds On Upper West As Judge Tosses Shelter Suit

More homeless families will move into an Upper West Side building being converted into a shelter as soon as possible, city officials … Read the rest of this entry >>

Two Important Meetings Thursday: Public Safety Near New Shelter and Historic Climate Change Lawsuit

There are two important local meetings happening Thursday, Jan … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Imposes Partial Restraining Order on Relocated City Homeless Shelter

After winning the support of Community Board 7 earlier this month, opponents of the new homeless shelter being opened on West 94th Street be … Read the rest of this entry >>

Community Board Says No to 94th Street Shelter, Questioning Council Member’s Support

On Tuesday evening, Community Board 7 passed a formal resolution against siting a NYC homeless shelter in The Alexander, a Single Room Occupancy (SRO) bui … Read the rest of this entry >>

Opponents Prepare for Tuesday Meeting As City Plans to Move Notorious Homeless Shelter One Block Away

The city is planning to put a 220-bed homeless shelter on a block on the Upper West Side that already has two facilities off … Read the rest of this entry >>

Controversial Homeless Shelter on 95th Street Will Be Moved

After years of community complaints, a controversial homeless shelter at 316 West 95th Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive is ge … Read the rest of this entry >>

Neighborhood Splits Over Senior Housing Project at Intense Meeting: ‘Call Security!’

It was crowded, raucous, rude, impassioned, and angry. People heckled, booed, cheered, and challenged each other, verbally and physically, a … Read the rest of this entry >>

CONTROVERSIAL HOMELESS SHELTER TO GET NEW OPERATOR AFTER COMMUNITY COMPLAINTS

Freedom House, the homeless shelter at 316 West 95th Street, is getting a new operator, according to council member Helen Rosenthal and other sources. A c … Read the rest of this entry >>

CITY PLANS TO TURN FORMER SHELTER BUILDING INTO VETERANS’ HOUSING

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 >>

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