Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

Canal Street Mission Continues to Serve

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Despite a setback from Hurricane Sandy, the historic shelter looks ahead to a new facility and a robust Thanksgiving By Sophia Rosenbaum The New York City Rescue Mission has a lot to be thankful for post-Sandy. “It’s a little bit of a hardship to be blocks away from the worst of it,” said Joe Little, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_harry's_4 copy Neighborhood Tradition Harry Goldberg Jr. encourages the crowd to buy shoes during the grand re-opening of Harry’s Shoes on the Upper West Side. It’s all smiles in the background from onlookers including Council Member Gale A. Brewer and a photo of the the founder’s son and Harry Jr.’s grandfather, Joseph Goldberg. Community Board  Rejects Homeless [&hellip
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Heightened Concerns After Fire at W. 95th Homeless Shelters

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_homeless shelter_w95th st._3 By Amanda Woods About a month after two transitional homeless shelters housing 200 homeless families opened on West 95th Street, some residents and local elected officials are still vocally opposed to the facilities. The two buildings—at 316 and 330 W. 95 St.—are on a residential block between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive. They serve [&hellip
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Officials Object to Placement of 400 Homeless in UWS Buildings

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Photo by iheartfishtown, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio   When the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) announced in July that it would soon move 200 homeless families into two residential West 95th Street Buildings, community members, elected officials and Community Board 7 (CB7) objected. The buildings were designed as single room occupancy units for low income residents, they argued, and [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_330West95th Broadway Writer Found Dead Early on Monday morning, DNAinfo and other news outlets reported, writer Mark O’Donnell was found dead outside his home on Riverside Drive. Authorities at first did not identify the man who had collapsed outside 202 Riverside Dr. but pronounced him dead at the scene, apparently having suffered cardiac arrest. O’Donnell was [&hellip
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City Moves Homeless to West 95th Street

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

JamesKelleher_330West95th Local residents and officials are outraged and alarmed by a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) decree that they will soon be placing 200 homeless families in two West 95th Street buildings. According to a letter sent to Community Board 7 on July 19, DHS will be contracting with a company called Aguila Inc. to operate [&hellip
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The Wild Man of West 96th Street

Written by Our Town on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By Amanda Woods “Susan,” known for her spitting, coughing and screaming on the Upper East Side, isn’t the first homeless person showing signs of mental illness who has raised public concern in the city. Rafael Rodriguez, a homeless man, stabbed and killed a woman in the middle of the day on the corner of Lafayette [&hellip
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The Wild Woman of East 77th Street

Written by Our Town on . Posted in A Trip Through the Archives, Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

homeless2 By Amanda Woods Nikki Henkin stood in front of her apartment on East 77th Street, between Lexington and Third avenues, holding up a flip camera to capture a video of Susan (not her real name), a neighborhood homeless woman who screams wildly, coughs repeatedly and deliberately spits on passersby. Pedestrians in Susan’s path clear sidewalks, [&hellip
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