AP Reports on New UWS Homeless Shelter

Several media outlets have picked up an AP story about the City’s ineffective homeless policy, the surge in homelessness and new shelters, and specifically, the impact of 2 new homeless shelters on West 95th, which are across the street from…

Increased Fines for Illegal Hotels

New York City Council is hailing new legislation that increases fines, to as much as $25,000, for illegal hotel operators. Councilwoman Gale Brewer, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and Borough President Scott Stringer all supported the new legislation. “I thank the advocates,…

Volunteers needed for flyer distribution

Dear Neighbor, The 400-person super-shelter on West 95th Street is in the process of opening. Not everyone is moved in.  There’s more to come. Yet, some officials have urged us to “keep up the pressure.”  We may yet win.  A…

Attend Rally Tues at 11 AM- 400 move into 95th Shelters

BLOOMBERG TO WEST SIDE: DROP DEAD  400 HOMELESS MOVE INTO 95 ST SHELTERS Despite opposition from the neighborhood and elected officials, the City opened Homeless Shelters for 400 “adult families” at the Continental, 330 W. 95th St, and Pennington, 316 W. 95th St. just…

City greenlights 400-bed mega shelter on West 95th

CITY DHS GREEN LIGHTS 2 HOMELESS SHELTERS FOR 400 ON WEST 95TH   Dear Neighbors, Aguila, formerly Housing Solutions USA, founded and run by former Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Commissioner Robert Hess has notified Community Board 7 that he plans to open two new “emergency” homeless shelters at: 316 West 95th Street, an…