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NYPD Rolls Out Flood Lights in Seward Park in Response to Homeless Hangout

Posted November 8, 2017 at 5:06 am

Is Seward Park returning to its scruffy past? It’s not uncommon to see junkies shooting up in Schiff Fountain these days. Not to mention, the area homeless population has also taken up residence at the southwest corner of the park in recent months. So it comes as no surprise that two NYPD flood-light trailers rolled […]

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DHS Maintains it Has No Plans to Convert Delancey Holiday Inn into Homeless Shelter

Posted November 7, 2017 at 9:49 am

The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey Street is currently housing a small number of homeless individuals, the city confirmed in response to our exclusive yesterday. More specifically, some rooms are earmarked as a temporary “emergency shelter.” “We are currently using rooms in this commercial hotel to shelter homeless New Yorkers who would otherwise be turned […]

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Holiday Inn on Delancey Partially Housing Homeless without Neighborhood Notice, Residents Say [Updated]

Last modified November 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm

[Updated below] The Holiday Inn on Delancey Street is now pulling double duty as a homeless shelter. Word came down the pike over the weekend that a small percentage of vacant rooms inside the four-year-old lodge has been housing the homeless since late last month. We further heard from upset neighbors who questioned why the area […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Hot Days on the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted June 2, 2016 at 5:17 am

The unseasonably hot summer streets are brutal when you have no cool place to get relief from the heat. I shot these images last Saturday, May 28. Most are in and around the Bowery. Check out the gallery below:

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Homeless Tent City Pitched on the Bowery

Posted April 6, 2016 at 9:28 am

With the intensification of construction activity beside the Bowery Mission these days, some of the homeless it serves have taken up residence across the street. To walk by the storied Bunker building at 222 Bowery is a lesson in humility. Several individuals spend nights camped on cardboard outside the former Green Depot. The other hangout is […]

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With Pantry Depleted, Bowery Mission to Receive Funding From City

Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

The Bowery Mission is set to receive some much needed government dollars to help stock their rapidly depleting pantry for local Lower East Side homeless. The Food Pantries Initiative has $237,600 earmarked in the city’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget, spread between ten delegates, which leaves Councilwoman Margaret Chin with $23,760 to work with. Of that, she plans to allocate $9,000 to the […]

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Help the Bowery Mission Replenish its Pantry

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Bowery Mission is struggling to keep up with demand, a representative from the organization tells us. Clarion calls rang across social media this week to help the 135-year-old mission replenish its pantry stock. Apparently September has been a record month of aiding the homeless, with a feeding regimen of more than 200 souls a […]

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Complaints Mounting Against the Makeshift Shelter of the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

That nighttime cookout in the Allen Street Mall was part of a larger trend. A group of presumably destitute men and women has been camping out in the median since the early part of summer. At all hours of the day you can find evidence of the occupation, from dozers on the bench to piles of […]

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Sidewalk Sleeper Gets a Rude Awakening on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted August 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

For the last few nights, this man moved a living room onto the sidewalk at Bowery and Delancey. Included is what looks to be a hospital bed and chair used as nightstand. A pretty comfortable setup for him, but not so much for the local authorities. Especially given the rise in violence here in recent […]

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Sunshine Hotel on the Bowery is Downsizing for Commercial Loft Conversion

Last modified August 27, 2014 at 9:15 am

The Sunshine Hotel, one of the last operational flophouses on the Bowery, is downsizing. The SRO, which straddles three contiguous buildings near Stanton Street, will lose a third of its footprint to office space. Looks like Sunshine owner Roseann Carone finally got her wish to liquidate 241 Bowery. Six years ago the Department of Housing […]

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