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: Jersey City Schools Scrap Plans To Stay All-Remote Until September, Will Bring Students Back Next Week
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: New York City Dismisses Thousands Of Prostitution Cases, Will No Longer Prosecute Many Offenses Related To Sex Work
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: COVID Vaccine In New York: 16 State-Run Vaccination Sites Will Accept Walk-In Appointments For New Yorkers Over 60
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