New York City Man Tells CBS2 About Life In Hotel Homeless Shelter, And How He Understands The Public's ConcernsPutting the homeless in hotels in New York has become a contentious issue, putting city leaders on the hot seat with claims of mismanagement and rising crime rates.
Nonprofit Provides Hot Meals For Those In Need In Times SquareThe organization holds this event in Times Square every Saturday and says it will continue as long as needed.
Jericho Residents Say Plans To Turn Old Hotel Into Homeless Shelter Were Done In Secret: 'We Need The Transparency'A spokesperson for Nassau County says the shelter is needed “in order to provide these important services for our neighbors in need, especially during these difficult times.”
New York City Offering Free Legal Support For Tenants Facing Eviction As State Moratorium ExpiresHomeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks said the agency contact 14,000 people who had eviction warrants before the pandemic and let them know help is available.
Neighbors Raise Concerns Over Thousands Of New York City's Homeless Housed In HotelsBefore the pandemic, the city's department of social services had 3,500 single adults housed in hotels. Now, more than 13,000 are housed in 139 hotels across the city.
Homeless Individuals Moved Out Of Hell's Kitchen Hotel That Took Them In During Peak Of COVID-19 PandemicCBS2 learned from the city that the Project Renewal clients who left the Washington Jefferson Hotel are being housed in facilities uptown.
Lucerne Hotel On Upper West Side Turns Into Temporary Homeless Shelter, Prompting Concern Among 'Petrified' NeighborsBefore the pandemic, the Lucerne Hotel went for nearly $400 a night. Now, hundreds of homeless man will be calling it home for now.
Gristedes Manager The Victim Of Hammer Attack In Chelsea; Former Mayoral Candidate Catsimatidis: 'I'm Concerned For Our City'Residents in Chelsea say it is the latest sign their neighborhood and quality of life are under attack.
Community Activists: Add Homelessness To The Growing List Of Things Spiking In New York CityUnder scaffolding near the Lincoln Tunnel sits a mattress and a desk. A few feet away, a couch and a tarp. Not visible on camera was a man sleeping amidst all of it.
Growing Concern Pandemic Could Cause Spike In Homeless PopulationAs more people start to return to work, it could take much longer for employees to rebound financially. There is a growing concern over how those still unemployed will pay their rent.
Commissioner Banks Grilled On NYC's Homeless Outreach ProgramSo far, of the hundreds of homeless the city has been in contact with, fewer than 15% remain connected to the system.
Examining The Effectiveness Of NYC's Homeless Outreach Program Amid Subway ShutdownIs this initiative helping, or just pushing the homeless further into the shadows?
Cases Of Mysterious Pediatric Illness Climb To 100 In New York City Alone, Up From 82He said of the 824 people who accepted help – either into a shelter or hospital – in the first week, 103 of them remain there.
Mayor De Blasio Says Subway Shutdown Is Working, City Making Progress Getting Homeless To Accept ServicesThousands of homeless people have been moved from packed shelters and shutdown subway trains into hotels all throughout the city.
NYC Expanding Antibody Testing And Telemedicine, Homeless And Domestic Violence HelpNew York City is expanding its antibody testing and telemedicine, as well as homeless and domestic violence outreach, the mayor says.