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.
DHS had warned it would miss the deadline to move 200 people from the W. 95th Street shelter.
Irene Spear said in a lawsuit that there was little to no oversight at the BRC shelter in Chelsea.
The girl was found at a shelter for homeless families in Briarwood with bruises on her face.
Police and the Manhattan DA's office have begun arresting and prosecuting bodega workers selling K2.
The city is adding 24 peace officers and an X-ray machine to the BRC shelter on West 25th Street.
Freedom House shelter has been awarded a $16 million contract despite neighborhood opposition.
State Sen. Toby Stavisky is facing a primary challenge from activist S.J. Jung in the 16th District.
TriBeCa's Rescue Mission has to turn away homeless people while waiting for approval from the DOB.
DHS shot back, criticizing pols who "choose to distort the facts" as number of homeless families swells.
Members of the activist group Picture the Homeless crowded a community precinct meeting Wednesday.
Commissioner Bratton said the raids were "well-intended" but would not continue.
Half of Freedom House's 400 homeless residents will be removed by Nov. 1.
Attacks and other incidents have sent police there at least nine times this year, records show.
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