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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.

Elmhurst »

7-Day Notice Mandated for New Homeless Shelters in Policy Overhaul

The new protocol is one of many changes, according to an internal memo obtained by DNAinfo.

Elmhurst »

Homeless Shelter Residents Bused to the Movies Ahead of Protest

Residents were sent to watch "How to Train Your Dragon 2" as 550 people protested Pan Am shelter.

East Elmhurst »

East Elmhurst, Rockaway Homeless Shelters Pop Up Without Notice: Officials

DHS shot back, criticizing pols who "choose to distort the facts" as number of homeless families swells.

Elmhurst »

Homeless Shelter Residents Booed, Told to 'Get a Job' at Queens Protest

Elmhurst children yelled "shame on you" outside the newly opened Pan Am shelter.

Upper West Side »

NYPD Commander Agrees to Stop Raids at UWS Homeless Shelter Amid Protest

Members of the activist group Picture the Homeless crowded a community precinct meeting Wednesday.