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Crown Heights »

City Asks Developers to Transform Crown Heights' Huge Bedford Armory

The city is seeking proposals for 50,000 square feet of space in the Bedford-Atlantic Armory

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Upper West Side Locals 'Ambushed' by Homeless Housing, Pols Say

Elected officials made a last attempt to stop a move by the city to house 400 homeless adults uptown.

Greenpoint »

Shelter on McGuinness Boulevard Starts Hiring for September Opening

The city's 200-bed Greenpoint shelter has posted hiring ads for a slated September opening.

Manhattan »

City's Controversial Homeless Policy Shot Down, Marking Win for Quinn

A judge blocked the city from implementing a new homeless shelter policy pursued by Mayor Bloomberg.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

City Still Looking for Good Samaritan Church to Shelter Greenpoint Homeless

Greenpoint homeless advocates say the city's funding offer to open a shelter was too vague for takers.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

SRO Building Owners Who Rented to Tourists Must Pay City $600K

The city sued single-room occupancy building owners who rented rooms to tourists.

Manhattan »

Council Votes to Sue Bloomberg Over Homeless Policy

The City Council voted Tuesday to sue the Bloomberg administration to halt a new homeless intake policy.

Manhattan »

City Postpones Controversial Homeless Shelter Intake Policy

The policy, which was set to take effect Monday, would require homeless people seeking to shelter to prove they have nowhere else to go.

Manhattan »

Council Pans New Homeless Policy Amid Record Shelter Population

City Council members slammed the Bloomberg administration Wednesday for a new homeless shelter policy that forces those seeking help to prove they have nowhere else to go.

Manhattan »

Controversial New Policy Forces Homeless to Prove They Have Nowhere to Go

A new policy announced by the Department of Homeless Services will require shelter seekers to prove that they have nowhere else to stay.

Midtown & Theater District »

Pedestrian Plazas Remain Magnet for Homeless at Night, Despite Outreach

Homeless people continue to flock to Broadway's plazas, but advocates say intervention takes patience and time.

Manhattan »

Teak Benches Used by Homeless Donated to Kips Bay Men's Shelter

Benches that homeless slept on at an Upper East Side co-op plaza have been donated to a homeless shelter's garden.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Chelsea Homeless Shelter Secures City Contract

Neighbors of a soon-to-open homeless shelter reiterated concerns at a rowdy community meeting Tuesday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

East Siders Help Homeless While Fighting their Shelter

Locals want the men's shelter out of the former Bellevue Psychiatric building, but they're still helping the homeless.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Homeless Put in UWS Buildings With Safety Violations

The city is renting rooms for homeless men in buildings with serious safety violations.