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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. 

West Village »

What Happened in New York This Week: 10 Stories You Need to Read

A hero barista, a late-night sauna party, oyster happy hours and more made news this week.

Jamaica »

City Books 100 Rooms at Radisson, Doesn't Tell Hotel They're for Homeless

The city booked 100 rooms at a Jamaica hotel for a "government group" and used them for homeless people.

Greenpoint »

Officials Blast New Homeless Shelter Being 'Smuggled' Into Greenpoint

Local officials called on DHS to host a public forum discussing the shelter planned for 56-66 Clay St.

Upper West Side »

TIMELINE: Foes of UWS Shelter Hope Crime Drops With Fewer Homeless Tenants

The two West 95th Street buildings started as illegal hotels and later housed 400 homeless people.

Arverne »

VIDEO: Man Floods Homeless Shelter After Yanking Sink From Wall

An Arverne homeless shelter flooded Nov. 3 when a resident pulled a sink from the wall, officials said.

Elmhurst »

Pan Am and Westway Set to Become Permanent Homeless Shelters, City Says

The shelters, which opened in the summer, will stay open permanently, officials said.

Upper West Side »

In Last-Minute Switch, City Meets Deadline to Move Homeless From Shelter

DHS had warned it would miss the deadline to move 200 people from the W. 95th Street shelter.

Upper West Side »

Homeless Shelter Will Miss Deadline to Move Out Half Its Tenants, City Says

The shelter was supposed to move out 200 residents by Nov. 1 under an agreement with the city.

Far Rockaway »

City Scraps Plan for Far Rockaway Men's Homeless Shelter

The proposed site's location near five schools was a problem, politicians said.

Upper West Side »

Homeless Sleeping by 72nd Street Subway to be Swept Out in City Crackdown

The Department of Homeless Services said they will remove people sleeping in Verdi Park at W. 72nd St.

Far Rockaway »

City Plans Second Homeless Shelter in Rockaway, Local Pol Says

Local representatives were informed Monday about the plan to open a shelter on Beach 8th Street. 

East Village »

Bodegas Selling $2 Hits of Dangerous Synthetic Marijuana, City Warns

Police and the Manhattan DA's office have begun arresting and prosecuting bodega workers selling K2.

Washington Heights »

Homeless Camp Growing in Washington Heights Park, Locals Say

A local volunteer gardening group said they find syringes and human waste in Juan Pablo Duarte Square.

Elmhurst »

Homeless Population Has Surged by More Than 20,000 in Last Five Years

New York City homeless shelters now house 54,841 people, including 23,000 children, records show.

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