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.
Council speaker Christine Quinn, usually a staunch Bloomberg ally, is furious at the administration’s court attempt to knock down a city law limiting the size of homeless shelters to 200 beds.
New York City said that it will obey a court decision and pay the June rent for more than 13,000 families who moved out of homeless shelters.
An appeals court ruled the city must continue paying rental subsidies through the Advantage program.
Controversy over a new homeless shelter has neighbors choosing sides in Chelsea. The fight isn’t about where the shelter is being built, but whether the people building it were honest about their plans.
The City plans to open a homeless shelter for 200 men at the Alexander Hotel on West 94th Street near West End Avenue.