Saheed Adebayo Aare has had to navigate a lot since arriving from Nigeria and gaining asylum. His 31-mile one-way commute by bus, train and wheelchair is no exception: He travels six hours round-trip for a four-hour shift.
Saheed Adebayo Aare says he was placed in an inaccessible hotel. When he returned to Wards Island, two wheelchairs — including one for tennis — were gone.
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed changes Friday after THE CITY revealed how homeless men ejected from the subways during overnight cleanups wound up packed together sleeping on shelter floors. Photos obtained by THE CITY showed some 20 men […]
Additional reporting by Claudia Irizarry Aponte Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. It’s around 2 o’clock in the morning and the beige marble lobby of the 30th Street Men’s Shelter in Manhattan has filled up with more than 20 homeless men just expelled from […]
Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. With winter approaching, the city is giving the operator of Wards Island shelters that have suffered heat and plumbing troubles another 4 1/2 years at one of the sites — without enforcing penalties its […]
Last fall, a Cuomo administration agency signed off on a new shelter on Wards Island to be operated by HELP Social Services, part of a nonprofit founded decades ago by the governor and chaired by his sister, Maria Cuomo Cole. The Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance had inspected the facility several times before and […]
At the far edge of Queens sits the imposing beige-brick Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, looming over surrounding suburban streets lined with matching red-brick co-op apartments with small green lawns and tidy white shutters. For the most part, this huge state-run facility keeps to itself. But lately, neighborhood residents have noted a growing number of men – […]