Mayoral Candidates Grilled By People Who are Normally ‘Voiceless’ In Remarkable Forum

On Thursday night, a group of New Yorkers running for mayor sat down at a virtual table with a g … Read the rest of this entry >>

Covid Inspires a New Tradition: High School History Teacher Cooks for Dozens of Shelter Residents Every Week

Lisa Greenwald, a public high school teacher and Upper West Sider, started a new tradition last spring. Every Wednesday she cooks and delivers … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Reveals Location of New UWS Homeless Shelter, Which Will Serve 200 Women

The Department of Homeless Services has announced plans for a new homeless shelter at 537 West 59th Street, the current home of the Manhattan News Net … Read the rest of this entry >>

Court Says Homeless Men Can Stay at The Lucerne

The homeless men living at The Lucerne Hotel on West 79th Street have the right to stay there while judges consider their case in more detail, a state appeals court ruled on Tue … Read the rest of this entry >>

The Lucerne Case Will Set A Precedent, Lawyers Say; But What Will The Precedent Be?

The fate of the 200 men experiencing homelessness who are currently being sheltered by the city at The Lucerne hotel on West 79th S … Read the rest of this entry >>

OneBlock Employs Men Impacted by Homelessness to Help Clean UWS

OneBlock, an organization where Upper West Siders “adopt” one neighborhood block to clean up twice weekly, has experi … Read the rest of this entry >>

Legal Aid Suit Demands that City Give All Homeless People Solo Rooms During Covid

Homeless men and women were left to languish in packed hotel rooms and shelters as COVID-19 raged in New York City, putting them at heightened risk of serious il … Read the rest of this entry >>

Judge Denies Attempt to Block Lucerne Move, Clearing Way for Homeless Men to be Transferred Downtown

The homeless men living at The Lucerne Hotel can start to be moved to a Radisson downtown after a judge denied a motion by opponents to stop the … Read the rest of this entry >>

Profile: A Minister Whose Congregation Is Composed of People Living on the Streets of the UWS

Ian Alterman moved to the Upper West Side in 1965 when he was seven years old, and has lived in the same apartment on West … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Move Delayed At Least Another Two Weeks as Resident Describes ‘Psychological Trauma’

The city is delaying its plan to move men from The Lucerne Hotel to a Radission downtown to better prepare the downtown site, acco … Read the rest of this entry >>

City’s Unaudited ‘Homeless Hotel’ Program Is Nearly Four Times as Expensive as First Estimated

The City’s contract with the Hotel Association of New York City [HANYC] to provide emergency housing to people experiencing homelessness during the Covid-19 crisis has grown to $299,79 … Read the rest of this entry >>

Lucerne Residents Are Supposed to Move Downtown, But Residents There Are Starting to Push Back Too

The homeless men living at The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street are expected to be moved to a Radisson near Wall Street by October 5. For many of the … Read the rest of this entry >>

All Homeless Hotel Relocations Are on Pause Until September 30th; New Services Go Into Effect At The Lucerne

The men experiencing homelessness at The Lucerne hotel on West 79th Street and Amsterdam Avenue won’t be moving out before th … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Pauses Relocation of Homeless Men After Outcry

The city had expected to finish moving homeless men out of The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street by this weekend, but the timeline has now been interru … Read the rest of this entry >>

A Life in Limbo for Homeless Families at Mercy to City’s Moving Whims

Harmonia Hotel resident Mike Bonano has used a rented U-Haul to help neighbors cope with Mayor de Blasio’s whiplash decisions on shel … Read the rest of this entry >>

Legal Aid Preparing Lawsuit to Stop Transfer of Homeless People

There's been a new twist in the saga of the homeless shelter at The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street. Legal Aid, the nonprofit law firm for poor p … Read the rest of this entry >>

Bitter Taste Lingers on All Sides After City’s Decision to Remove Homeless Men

The reactions to the city's decision on Tuesday to remove 283 homeless men from The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street came fast and fur … Read the rest of this entry >>

City Will Move Homeless Out of The Lucerne Hotel Starting This Weekend

Starting this weekend, the city will begin moving men out of The Lucerne, the hotel on 79th Street that had been used as a homeless sh … Read the rest of this entry >>

People Make Art and Sleep Outside Homeless Shelter to Show ‘The Upper West Side is a Compassionate, Welcoming Place’

A group trying to make people experiencing homelessness feel welcome gathered outside The Lucerne Hotel on 79th Street on Saturday starting around 6 … Read the rest of this entry >>

City May Face Dueling Lawsuits, as Shelter Opponents and Legal Aid Both Threaten Action

The fight over the Upper West Side's homeless hotels may end up in the courts, as an opposition group has demanded the mayor produce a tim … Read the rest of this entry >>

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