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.
The proposed site's location near five schools was a problem, politicians said.
The Department of Homeless Services said they will remove people sleeping in Verdi Park at W. 72nd St.
Local representatives were informed Monday about the plan to open a shelter on Beach 8th Street.
Police and the Manhattan DA's office have begun arresting and prosecuting bodega workers selling K2.
A local volunteer gardening group said they find syringes and human waste in Juan Pablo Duarte Square.
New York City homeless shelters now house 54,841 people, including 23,000 children, records show.
The new protocol is one of many changes, according to an internal memo obtained by DNAinfo.
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