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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.

Elmhurst »

Pan Am Hotel Quietly Reopens as Homeless Shelter

The owner of the building also owns other shelters across the city.

Upper West Side »

More Raids Planned for UWS Homeless Shelter, Police Say

The 24th Precinct plans to conduct more raids to find residents with outstanding warrants. 

Upper West Side »

City to Cut Homeless Population at Controversial UWS Shelter by Half

Half of Freedom House's 400 homeless residents will be removed by Nov. 1.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Women's Shelter Expands as City's Homelessness Crisis Grows

The shelter, on Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, houses mentally ill, chemically addicted women.

Bed-Stuy »

Plan to Turn Bed-Stuy Homeless Shelter to Rec Center Moving Forward

The Department of Homeless Services says it will look at converting part of the Sumner Armory.