The Department of Homeless Services' facelift was followed by a scathing report into city-run shelters.
Nearly 2,000 babies were born to families living in city shelters last year, a DHS official said.
Apartments should be leased to homeless families instead, they say, with the help of a rental subsidy.
The Department of Investigation said that conditions at city shelters need immediate action.
A number of rooms at a hotel near the Jamaica AirTrain station are being used to house homeless people.
From pedestrian deaths to Columbia's sexual assault protests, we looked back at the year's big events.
Police responded to 1,867 911 calls at the BRC shelter from Jan. 1 to Nov. 10, records show.
A hero barista, a late-night sauna party, oyster happy hours and more made news this week.
The city booked 100 rooms at a Jamaica hotel for a "government group" and used them for homeless people.
Local officials called on DHS to host a public forum discussing the shelter planned for 56-66 Clay St.
The two West 95th Street buildings started as illegal hotels and later housed 400 homeless people.
An Arverne homeless shelter flooded Nov. 3 when a resident pulled a sink from the wall, officials said.
The shelters, which opened in the summer, will stay open permanently, officials said.
DHS had warned it would miss the deadline to move 200 people from the W. 95th Street shelter.
The shelter was supposed to move out 200 residents by Nov. 1 under an agreement with the city.
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