Families who live there were concerned about plans to transfer residents to accommodate 300 homeless men who have been staying at the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side.READ MORE: Coroner Confirms Remains Found Are Gabby Petito's, Says Manner Of Death Is A Homicide As Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie
Those plans were put on hold earlier in September.
“Here at the Harmonia, there’s many resources for people like my wife who suffer anxieties and other disabilities. During this pandemic we are going through, it is unsafe for us to be relocated,” resident Mike Bonanno said.READ MORE: 7 Pedestrians Hurt After Being Struck By A Vehicle In The Bronx
In a statement Friday, the city’s Department of Social Services said it will not be transferring residents from the Harmonia shelter or the Flatlands shelter in Brooklyn.
The Legal Aid Society is praising the city’s decision.
The 300 men from the Lucerne Hotel will be moved to a shelter being set up at a former hotel in the Wall Street area.MORE NEWS: CBS2's Lonnie Quinn Discusses His Bout With Breakthrough Case Of COVID-19
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