Asylum-seekers who have been here for many months are helping newer arrivals find jobs and their way, but a paycheck is no guarantee of escaping city shelters.
The short-term rental platform warns it will pull listings, alleging that just nine accounts have gotten a green light from the local government enforcement agency.
Julio Medina, the founder of Exodus Transitional Community, resigns as the nonprofit faces five separate investigations.
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.
Facing three law-enforcement probes and safety complaints by neighbors, the controversial firm that puts former detainees in unused hotels is shutting down the program.
Hotel occupancy has rebound to near pre-pandemic levels, but jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector remain far below pre-pandemic levels.
For some New Yorkers, emergency housing during the pandemic offered a life line: the privacy and peace of a safe and comfortable hotel room. That will now end by late July. Moving day for men at the Upper West Side’s Lucerne Hotel came Monday.
The city added 16,000 jobs last month, the most since August. But much of New York’s employment comeback hinges on when the vaccine rollout convinces office workers and visitors to return.
The loss of 7,500 positions last month marks the first decline since the economy bottomed out in April. Meanwhile, uncertainty over the vaccination rollout and government bailouts bodes for a double-dip recession.
City ‘Failing’ to Protect Homeless in Shelters and Hotels During Pandemic, Lawsuit Demanding Solo Rooms Alleges
A case filed by Legal Aid late Thursday seeks to mandate single-occupancy hotel rooms for single adult homeless New Yorkers for the duration of the crisis.
Harmonia Hotel resident Mike Bonano has used a rented U-Haul to help neighbors cope with Mayor de Blasio’s whiplash decisions on shelters. Bonano and his wife have been forced to move three times in as many years.
One in five workers in NYC is a union member, a CUNY report found. More may join over safety concerns, even as layoffs and loss of dues spell tough times ahead.
Homeless people who moved into rooms in Manhattan and Queens after leaving jail or prison could be back on the streets by Oct. 31 — especially if money from FEMA doesn’t come through.
Struggling hotel, restaurant and building owners are turning up the pressure, arguing the deliberate approach on reopenings threatens New York’s recovery. Government officials point to the city’s low coronavirus infection rate.
Excluded from government programs providing free rooms for those seeking safety in the pandemic, homeless New Yorkers launched a campaign to have their stays paid for by the public.
Potentially thousands of vacant hotel rooms are ripe for conversion into permanent residences, deputy mayor, housing groups and hotel owners agree.
CDC guidance challenges busing scores of people from subways to group shelters, as Council and mayor square off over expanding use of hotel rooms.
Advocates raise funds for hotel rooms for two dozen people, raising awareness of need for thousands more isolation spaces for homeless New Yorkers.
“Nobody’s in the hallways. Nobody’s talking. Nobody will come into the room,” says a homeless woman quarantined at a Queens hotel.
Officials line up 500 rooms to isolate shelter residents and public hospital patients with nowhere to go. But hotel workers won’t get masks.
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