City officials have rejiggered the way that adult migrants reapplying for another 30-day shelter stint are counted, in an attempt to reduce the number sleeping outside a “reticketing site” in the East Village, advocates say. The change comes following uproar earlier this week, as hundreds of people waited for hours outside the 7th Street site […]
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday enthusiastically embraced New York City’s request to temporarily suspend the city’s decades-old “right to shelter” agreement in response to the wave of asylum seekers who have inundated the system. Last week, Mayor Eric Adams asked a court to let the city pause the protocol, enacted in the early 1980s, that […]
While advocates threaten to sue over a mayoral order that allows barracks shelters, City Hall proposes sites that are news — even to officials who control them.
The decades-old shelter policy would have to go back to court to be undone, experts say.
After four years and several court battles, a residence for 80 homeless men quietly opened, steps from some of the priciest real estate in Manhattan. The West 58th Street shelter is located in the former Park Savoy Hotel, next door to an entrance of the 1,000-foot-high One57, one of several supertall buildings on so-called Billionaires’ […]
A Coalition for the Homeless study found most people surveyed had been on the streets or subways for at least a year, afraid to go to shelters. Some take refuge in out-of-the-way spots — including behind The Bronx Zoo.
The Coalition for the Homeless sued the NYPD Monday for information on the scope and impact of cops’ efforts to encourage homeless people to get off the subways and into shelters. The much-publicized Subway Diversion Project, with its philosophy of “supports, not summonses,” was touted by Mayor Bill de Blasio as a way for officers […]
Before COVID-19, life in the HELP Meyer men’s shelter on Wards Island could often be hostile, according to Alphonso Syville, who has lived there for the last decade. But since the start of the pandemic, he said, whatever camaraderie existed among residents has all but evaporated, replaced by paranoia. Residents say they are left in […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. The convoy arrived in the chilly Manhattan darkness around 1:30 a.m.: vehicles pulling up one after the other outside 30th Street Men’s Shelter, the city’s biggest refuge for homeless New Yorkers. The passengers who emerged at this temporary […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The night Jeffrey Wolford came in off the frigid sidewalk seeking warmth in Manhattan’s 30th Street Men’s Shelter last winter, it was too late to get a bed. He was assigned a plastic chair, […]