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DAILY MAIL: Homeless vs billionaires: Manhattan shelter with 140 beds serving single men to open right next door to the priciest skyscraper in New York City

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From Daily Mail: City has approved a plan to house 140 single men in what was once the low-cost Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street The building is located next door to One57 – a luxury tower where computer billionaire Michael Dell bought a penthouse in 2014 for record-setting price of $100.7million The Park Savoy Rapid Re-Housing and Employment …

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NYDN: Good money after bad: Up and up and up and up the spending on homeless hotels goes

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From New York Daily News It takes a profound disconnection from reality to commit to spend $1.1 billion on hotels to use as emergency shelters and in the same breath say, “We know our homeless neighbors deserve better.” That was city Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks, urging the City Council this week to sign onto his plan to spend an …

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CRAIN’s: By any measure, shelter in old Park Savoy is a good deal

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Fron Crain’s: Last week Manhattan residents protested a men’s homeless shelter set to open inside the former Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street. One of their arguments is that the de Blasio administration is spending more than usual to convert this location—nestled among luxury condo towers and just one block north of Billionaires’ Row—to make a political point about …

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HABITAT: NOMBR Is the New NIMBY

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From Habitat: There’s a new wrinkle in New York’s ongoing Tale of Two Cities. Residents and business owners have summoned a former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani to fight the city’s plan to stick a homeless shelter amid the luxury condo towers of Billionaires Row, Crain’s reports. So life on the gilded isle of Manhattan has come to this: Not …

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BLOOMBERG: Billionaires’ Row Girds for Battle With Mayor Over Homeless Shelter

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From Bloomberg: In their battle against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to put a costly homeless shelter near Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, neighborhood residents have summoned help from an earlier administration. The West 58th Street Coalition, a group of residents and business owners opposed to the city’s proposal to convert a tired Midtown hotel into a men’s shelter, is exploring legal …

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NEW YORK POST: Over the next three years, city will spend over $1B to house homeless New Yorkers in hotels

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From New York Post: Officials on Tuesday said the city will spend $384 million annually over the next three years to house homeless New Yorkers in commercial hotels, despite promises to phase out the once emergency-only measure. The costs, which will total more than $1 billion, will also include creating supportive services for families, as well as amenities hotel rooms …