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Wards Island Homeless Shelter Operator Gets Another Four-Plus Years Despite Troubles

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 […]

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Dialing 911 Daily: How Mental Health Crisis Strains Neighborhoods

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 – […]