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From Wards Island to Amazon Warehouse in Jersey, This Commute Is Hell on Wheels

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.

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Homeless Shelter Staff Mistakenly Trash Immigrant Athlete’s Wheelchairs

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.

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De Blasio Vows to Break Up NYC Homeless Shelter Crowds

The mayor reacted after photos THE CITY obtained showed social distancing nightmares at two facilities — scenes one official called "heartbreaking."

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Homeless Sent from Subways to Social Distancing Nightmares

Pictures show a human sprawl along the stairs at Manhattan’s 30th Street Men’s Shelter. A similar scene was captured at a Wards Island facility.

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

HELP USA is set to run Clarke Thomas facility until mid-2024 under $45 million city pact amid open building code violations, records show.

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Woes at Wards Island Homeless Shelters Overseen By Gov. Cuomo’s Sister

Sewage, mold, heat outages and code violations have plagued island shelters run by the nonprofit Andrew Cuomo started. Meanwhile, HELP expands.

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Dialing 911 Daily: How Mental Health Crisis Strains Neighborhoods

Alarmed residents near psychiatric hospitals and shelters for the mentally ill help fuel surge in "emotionally disturbed persons" NYPD calls.


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