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“There’s no plan:” Homeless brace for coronavirus

With few political champions and many vulnerabilities to the coronavirus, New York City’s homeless now run a risk of...

“There’s no plan:” Homeless brace for coronavirus
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (Credit: Getty Images)

Landlords cheer CoJo’s plan for homeless, but warn of problems

Landlords are lauding City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s proposal to expand rental assistance as part of his new plan...

Landlords cheer CoJo’s plan for homeless, but warn of problems
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Steven Banks and 127-03 20th Avenue (Credit: Getty Images and Google Maps)

Critics sue to block College Point homeless shelter

UPDATE: May 15, 2019, 10:15 a.m.: A group of residents in College Point, Queens, is trying to stop the...

Critics sue to block College Point homeless shelter
After 40 years, the city is updating its RFP process for homeless shelters

After 40 years, the city is updating its RFP process for homeless shelters

The city updated its RFP process for homeless shelters for the first time in 40 years as Mayor Bill...

After 40 years, the city is updating its RFP process for homeless shelters
Legal Aid wants thousands of homeless New Yorkers to be protected under rent regulations

Legal Aid wants thousands of homeless New Yorkers to be protected under rent regulations

A potential precedent-setting case by the Legal Aid Society seeks to win tenants’ rights for thousands of homeless New...

Legal Aid wants thousands of homeless New Yorkers to be protected under rent regulations
Fruchthandler family pays $31M for Flatbush building

Fruchthandler family pays $31M for Flatbush building

Brooklyn investor Abraham Fruchthandler has scooped up an 86,000-square-foot building in Flatbush for $31 million, property records show. Tilden...

Fruchthandler family pays $31M for Flatbush building
Landlord warned city about manager of Bronx shelter where girls died: report

Landlord warned city about manager of Bronx shelter where girls died: report

A landlord repeatedly warned the city that the nonprofit operating a homeless shelter where two girls died from a...

Landlord warned city about manager of Bronx shelter where girls died: report
Times Square and Levi's (Credit: M62)

City spent more than $600 per night housing homeless people at Times Square hotel

For City Hall, fighting homelessness comes with a heavy price tag: the de Blasio administration in one instance paid...

City spent more than $600 per night housing homeless people at Times Square hotel
De Blasio appoints former homeless-services chief Family Court judge

De Blasio appoints former homeless-services chief Family Court judge

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday appointed former Commissioner of Homeless Services, Gilbert Taylor, as a Family Court judge....

De Blasio appoints former homeless-services chief Family Court judge
De Blasio sending canvassers to help city’s homeless population

De Blasio sending canvassers to help city’s homeless population

Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking measures to curb the city’s homelessness problem by sending teams of social workers...

De Blasio sending canvassers to help city’s homeless population
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