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NY1: NYPD: 674 arrests at homeless shelters in first quarter of 2018

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From NY1: Opponents of the de Blasio administration’s approach to homelessness will say that shelters are dangerous. New arrest data may help make their case. NY1 has exclusively obtained numbers showing the number of arrests the NYPD made at homeless shelters in the first quarter of 2018. It’s a total of 674. Seventy-five percent of those arrests were for misdemeanors. …

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NY DAILY NEWS: Daily News report spurs state to investigate if city has correctly reported homeless shelter crime

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From New York Daily News: State officials have launched an investigation into whether Mayor de Blasio’s administration has been properly disclosing criminal activity in homeless shelters as required by law, the Daily News has learned. The state Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA) “has begun a formal investigation into New York City’s conduct and demands that they immediately provide …

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PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY: PARK SAVOY HOTEL 11:30AM – UNREPORTED RAMPANT CRIME AT CITY SHELTERS

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MEDIA CONTACT: Suzanne Silverstein 347-721-1609 West 58th Street Coalition http://www.W58Coalition.com Stuart Marques stuart@ stuartmarquescommunications. com 917-273-6194 MANHATTAN RESIDENTS OPPOSED TO ‘BILLIONAIRE’S ROW’ HOMELESS SHELTER TO HOLD PRESS CONFRERENCE TODAY OVER SAFETY CONCERNS AFTER CITY HALL ‘COVER UP‘ OF HOMELESS STATISTICS LOCAL RESIDENTS IRATE OVER INACCURATE CRIME STATISTICS REGARDING HOMELESS SHELTERS RELEASED BY DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION NEW YORK — Local residents …

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: City lying about safety at shelters by undercounting ‘critical incidents’; homeless services cops say crime getting worse

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From New York Daily News: The de Blasio administration claims in its official report on homeless shelter safety that in 2017 there were zero cases of drug possession, drug sales or drug use inside the Bedford-Atlantic Armory shelter in Crown Heights. Zero. This statistic was a big surprise to the Department of Homeless Services police who are assigned to enforce …

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6SQFT: Homeless shelter opening on Billionaires’ Row; See ‘Peanuts’ street art in the West Village

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From 6SqFt.: The city approved a plan to bring a 140-bed homeless shelter to Billionaires’ Row, right next to One57. [NYP] Some of the 250,000 limited-edition David Bowie MetroCards released this week are selling for $200 on eBay. [amNY] Jackie Robinson’s old Bed-Stuy block was renamed in his honor. [Bklkyner] Neighbors of Green-Wood Cemetery are fighting against the relocation there …

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Manhattan turf war: ‘Billionaires Row’ vs. homeless shelte

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From The Associated Press: NEW YORK (AP) — Some of the world’s wealthiest people have apartments in the half-dozen new skyscrapers built along a stretch of Manhattan’s 57th Street known as “Billionaires Row.” And soon they may have an unwanted new neighbor: a homeless shelter. The city has approved a plan to house 140 single men in what was once …

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NEW YORK BUSINESS JOURNAL: Residents of ‘Billionaire’s Row’ wail against homeless shelter plan

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From New York Business Journal: New York City has approved a plan to convert an old hotel into a homeless shelter on West 58th Street. And the billionaires who live there are peeved. Per The Associated Press, the West 58th Street Coalition — representing the surrounding blocks — is fighting the hotel-to-shelter conversion. At a recent meeting, angry residents yelled, …