NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Upper West Side residents came out to the Lucerne Hotel to celebrate the holidays and show support for their neighbors.

The hotel, which has been used as a homeless shelter during the pandemic, has been the subject of many protests this year, but it was all about holiday spirit Sunday.

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Neighbors brought their kids to send a message of community.

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Earlier in December, a judge agreed to let more than 20 homeless men stay in the hotel instead of moving them downtown until a lower court can hear their appeal.

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