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FOX News: ‘Billionaires’ Row’ New Yorkers continue fight against homeless shelter, accusing Mayor de Blasio of luring vulnerable into ‘firetrap’

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From Fox News: A building on West 58th Street – overlooking Central Park on a pocket of prime Manhattan land at the park’s south end dubbed “Billionaires Row” – has become the subject of heated tensions between the city and residents battling Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to turn the former Park Savoy hotel into a homeless shelter. But according …

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Experts Agree: Park Savoy Hotel is a Death Trap

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While the neighborhood has been labeled by the press as NIMBYS for protesting a proposed homeless shelter at the Park Savoy Hotel, that is far from the truth. In fact, this community offered to work with the City to make a family shelter a better one with resources for an all purpose room, library or computer lab, and with local …

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New York Daily News: Ex-NYC exec in charge of finding housing for homeless dubs city’s planned Midtown shelter a firetrap

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From New York Daily News November 5, 2018: A shabby Midtown hotel the city plans to turn into a homeless shelter is a dangerous firetrap with only one means of exit from the upper floors — a narrow staircase that dead-ends in the lobby, far from the street exit. So says the former top city official who for years picked …

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Midtown residents protest city’s plan for homeless shelter in former hotel

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From New York Daily News: More than a dozen residents rallied Sunday against the de Blasio administration’s plan to convert the former Park Savoy Hotel in Midtown Manhattan into a men’s homeless shelter. The proposed site is a block away from Central Park and is filled with hotels catering to tourists, community activists point out. The shelter would also be …