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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

Formerly Homeless Tenants in Prospect-Lefferts Building Fight Order to Move

The landlord at 60 Clarkson Ave. gave tenants 24 hours to move last month.

Elmhurst »

Pan Am Shelter's Application Denied for Second Time by Comptroller

Comptroller Stringer said the Department of Homeless Services hadn't done enough to clear up violations.

Elmhurst »

Shelter Re-Applies for Contract Despite Unresolved Fire Safety Complaints

The open violations at the former Pan Am hotel include issues with the sprinkler system.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Women's Shelter Resident Arrested After Assault, Police Say

A 43-year-old woman hit another with a broomstick at the Park Slope Women's Shelter, police said.

Central Harlem »

Former Obama Adviser Aims To Clean Up Methadone Clinics In Harlem

Clyde Williams, who ran for Congress in 2012, wants to do something about Harlem's methadone clinics.

Elmhurst »

Comptroller Rejects Permanent Contract for Shelter at Former Pan Am Hotel

Comptroller Scott Stringer sent the contract back, citing health concerns for those living there.

Corona »

Mayor to Deploy 'SWAT Teams' to Make Fixes at City's Homeless Shelters

The plan will make big and small repairs at city shelters, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

Elmhurst »

Jail Has Better Food Than Homeless Shelter Without Kitchens, Residents Say

Nearly a dozen mothers who live at the shelter inside the former Pan Am described terrible conditions.

Financial District »

Homeless Dept. Bought $429 Chairs and $3K TVs While Shelters Crumbled

The Department of Homeless Services' facelift was followed by a scathing report into city-run shelters.

Central Harlem »

Newborns Face Greater Risks At City Shelters, Experts Say

Nearly 2,000 babies were born to families living in city shelters last year, a DHS official said.

East Flatbush »

Convert Homeless Shelters Back to Apartments, Advocates Say

Apartments should be leased to homeless families instead, they say, with the help of a rental subsidy.

Civic Center »

City Turns 'Blind Eye' to Lethal Dangers in Homeless Shelters, Report Says

The Department of Investigation said that conditions at city shelters need immediate action. 

Jamaica »

Jamaica Hotel Becomes Latest Lodging to House Homeless in Queens

A number of rooms at a hotel near the Jamaica AirTrain station are being used to house homeless people.

Upper West Side »

INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: What Happened on the Upper West Side in 2014

From pedestrian deaths to Columbia's sexual assault protests, we looked back at the year's big events.

Chelsea »

Emergency Responders Called to Chelsea Shelter Nearly 1,900 Times This Year

Police responded to 1,867 911 calls at the BRC shelter from Jan. 1 to Nov. 10, records show.