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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.

Carroll Gardens »

Pols Blast City's Dismissal of Violations for Proposed Homeless Shelter

Local officials have called for an investigation into the proposed shelter at 165 W. Ninth St.

Longwood »

Landlord Seeks Permit for Illegal Bronx Homeless Shelter

The city council will decide whether to legalize a building used as a shelter without the proper permits.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Co-Op Wants DOT to Remove Bench After Homeless Woman Takes Up Residence

A new CityBench at 10th Avenue and 46th Street has become a magnet for the homeless, locals say.

Upper West Side »

Controversial UWS Homeless Shelters' Five-Year Contract Rejected

A pair of homeless shelters planned for West 95th Street were rejected by City Comptroller Liu. 

New York City »

City Sends More Homeless Families to Shelters Inside Apartment Buildings

The program sends homeless families to buildings while displacing rent-stabilized renters, critics say.

Longwood »

Two Fires in Bronx Shelter for Homeless Families Raise Alarms

Residents said old mattresses sat in the hallways for weeks and the fire escapes were in disrepair.

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