Citing thousands of young runaways turned away from New York shelters whose funding has been slashed, a state lawmaker is calling on the Legislature to restore the money.
City Councilman Jimmy Vacca said he was shocked when he found out two sex offenders were allowed to live at the Crystal Family Residence in the Bronx.
Latoya Curry, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder.
Lanaysah Meraldo, 4, was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday afternoon at a facility on 134th Street in Briarwood.
The hunt is on for a man who allegedly told a woman he was a cab driver and then tried to sexually assault her in front of her three young children after driving them to Queens last weekend, according to the NYPD.
Hundreds of women and children were forced from their homes Tuesday, after a fire tore through an apartment building on East 28th Street.
The city wants to convert a 10-unit condo on West Ninth Street into a shelter for 170 homeless men.
The non-profit group Samaritan Village wants to turn a vacant warehouse on Cooper Avenue in Glendale into a shelter for 125 homeless families.
Some parents worry adding 10 more homeless children to Forest Brook Elementary School in Hauppauge will add to class size and cut support services.
City Comptroller John Liu this month rejected the $67.6 million contracts with Aguila Inc. for shelters in the South Bronx and in Manhattan. Bloomberg and the Department of Homeless Services filed the lawsuit last week. The suit says the comptroller is required by law to approve the contacts.
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeless Services said they are legally required to house the homeless regardless of their criminal background.
City officials have had to open nine new shelters in two months as the number of homeless seeking a place to stay jumped 18 percent in only a year.
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 policy would require single adults looking for shelter to prove they have nowhere else to go.
The INN, located in Hempstead, will opening the doors to Long Island’s largest soup kitchen, the Mary Brennan INN, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give the community an opportunity to tour the facility and learn about the agency’s programs.