Robert Hayes, who successfully sued in the 1970s, says the law won’t allow suspending NYC’s guaranteed aid to homeless people, who now include thousands of foreign asylum-seekers.
In this FAQ Off-Cycle episode, host Katie Honan talks with a person working with New Yorkers living on the street.
Adams Says ‘Agitators That Came From Outside Our City’ Planted Molotov Cocktail at Protest Against Jordan Neely’s Killing
Around the same time the mayor made his statement to THE CITY, NYPD arrested a photojournalist and others in a violent crackdown at a vigil at the subway stop where Neely died.
Judith Rubenstein began her “Searching for Home” booklet project last spring, asking people living on the street or in shelters to write or draw their thoughts on the very concept of “home.”
A landlord filed 54 Housing Court cases last week demanding months and even years of unpaid rent. Tenants say the city Department of Social Services didn’t come through on its share of the bill.
The directive shocked leaders of five overnight facilities that have let youth in crisis lie down on city-sanctioned cots since 2018.
Some asylum seekers who had refused to move to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal gave in after cold nights outdoors, while others held out demanding work permits.
As New York races to open facilities, advocates warn that many existing ones aren’t providing basic services like clean and seasonally appropriate clothes to wear to school.
The mayor’s new involuntary commitment plan faces big obstacles, starting with a significant drop in the number of cops trained to handle mental health calls and a 911 system that can’t direct those officers to the correct locations.
Julio Medina quietly resigned his role on the panel that oversees city jails, THE CITY has learned, as his group that provides post-incarceration services faces new scrutiny.
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The decades-old shelter policy would have to go back to court to be undone, experts say.
The city’s animal care agency and other nonprofits are increasing efforts to pair pet owners with the resources they need to hang on to their furry friends when money is tight and housing can’t be found.
New York City can be a daunting place, especially if you have nowhere to live. Documented put together a guide for exercising your right to shelter, which applies even if you didn’t just get here.
New York City was not a destination when the Texas governor began busing asylum-seekers east. That changed after Adams launched his war of words against Abbott, who’s now sending hundreds to the Big Apple — and scoring a political win.
Mayor Eric Adams says every community must do its part to house the homeless. Yet his own Department of Homeless Services is canceling planned shelters in the face of community pushback.
With the Adams admin pushing homeless sweeps and canceling at least three shelters the pro-homeless volunteers are ramping up efforts to help other New Yorkers welcome struggling people rather than shoo them away.
The areas around the West 4th Street, Times Square-42nd Street and 125th Street stations on the Lexington Avenue line had the highest number of “track intrusions,” which are up 20% since before the pandemic.
A 15-year-old agreement to put 20 automatic sidewalk toilets around the city has been completely stalled for the last two years, with 15 restrooms still not in service.
The shelter on White Plains Road was to be run by Westhab, in a building owned by David Levitan, once identified by the city as one of its “worst landlords.”
A longtime shelter resident, an advocate for homeless people, an academic expert, and the union president representing shelter security officers on what can be done.
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