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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Residents blast $60.8M proposal to convert Midtown hotel into homeless shelter as pricey, dangerous

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From New York Daily News: Not in Billionaire Row’s backyard. Residents ripped a proposed $60.8 million contract to convert the former Park Savoy Hotel into a men’s homeless shelter they said was being foisted on them Thursday — saying it was too expensive, ill-suited for the neighborhood and a danger to its residents. “This 150 unit development which will stand …

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THE GUARDIAN: New York City homeless shelter faces resistance from ‘Billionaires’ Row’

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From The Guardian: A plan by New York mayor Bill de Blasio to house the city’s rising homeless population is facing opposition over a shelter that backs on to a super-luxury residential skyscraper on “Billionaires’ Row”. According to the city’s department of homeless services, the former Park Savoy Hotel at 158 W 58th St in midtown Manhattan will house 150 …