NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Homeless residents are being moved out of a Midtown hotel to make room for other homeless men recently displaced.
Residents at the Harmonia Hotel on East 31st Street say they were blindsided by the order to move out.READ MORE: Foo Fighters Rock MSG In First Full-Capacity Show In New York City Since Most COVID-19 Restrictions Lifted
The city says it plans to move in homeless men who were removed from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side after neighbors complained about safety and quality-of-life issues.
Many residents at the Harmonia have disabilities and have been living there for years.READ MORE: Driver Wanted After Jeep Plows Into Family On Bronx Sidewalk; 'Car Sped Up To Hit Us,' Witness Says
“They did not handle it right. They told everyone at the last minute, ‘You’re leaving,'” one man said.
“They don’t tell us nothing about where we’re going. Do they have accommodations that we need?” one woman said.
The Legal Aid Society says it’s suing the city for not making sure residents at the Harmonia are moved somewhere that can accommodate their medical needs.MORE NEWS: Eric Adams: Mayoral Campaign Worker Stabbed In Bronx
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