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 >>

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

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

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

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

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

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 >>

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