Department of Homeless Services
The non-profit group Samaritan Village wants to turn a vacant warehouse on Cooper Avenue in Glendale into a shelter for 125 homeless families.
The concern is that the school is two blocks from the Skyway Shelter, a former motel, which now houses some 170 homeless men.
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others have come out against the City Department of Homeless Services and its plan to open a large-scale homeless shelter in a residential area on the Upper West Side.
The city’s Department of Homeless Services said volunteers counted an estimated 3,262 homeless people living on the streets on January 30. There were 2,648 counted in 2011.
Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.
Would you like to give back to New York City? You’ll have a chance next week.
During one of the coldest nights of the year, volunteers will be out counting the number of homeless on the streets.
The City plans to open a homeless shelter for 200 men at the Alexander Hotel on West 94th Street near West End Avenue.