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…

What is happening to our neighborhood?

e-Newsletter Part II N90s Reports: What Is Happening To Our Neighborhood?   A HUGE BLUNDER BY OUR POLITICIANS! A year ago, lawmakers passed a bill that was supposedly intended to preserve affordable housing by outlawing tourist hotels.  The result has been:     An…

Supportive Housing Does Not Help Anyone

In the 1950s and 1960s, the practice of “blockbusting” became commonplace. Speculators depressed housing prices by scaring away white middle-class residents. Then they resold the properties to black homebuyers at artificially inflated prices, often resulting in default and further devaluation.…

Rally at Court on Thursday, re: St. Louis Project

Dear Neighbors, I’d like to now tell you the fight to save our neighborhood is over. It’s Not! This is merely a lull. Here’s what you can do to help right now: ATTEND… The St. Louis, pet project of City Council Member…

What’s moving into the Alexander?

Dear Neighbors, The sight of “hotel” furniture being delivered to the lobby of The Alexander—instead shelter furnishings—is a positive sign for our neighborhood. The building’s tenants, aided by SRO Law Project stuck to their guns. They held out against terrible…