Neighbors have fiercely opposed the shelter, mentioning fire security concerns and possible increased activity. But, since Tisch noted in his April ruling, the FDNY approved the building of the Fire Protection Plan. Additionally, a source familiar with the program said that there’ll be a 10 p.m. curfew and 24/7 security.
On April 25, since the result of a lawsuit brought by a group known as the West 58th Street Coalition, Judge Alexander Tisch ruled that the city will continue its plans to bring a homeless shelter to the former Park Savoy Hotel in 158 58th Street. The shelter will be found directly behind the pricey One57 condo construction, which last season was requesting $125,000/month to get a four-bedroom apartment.
But on Wednesday, an appeals judge granted an interim stay, the Commercial Observer first reported, which will allow the shield’s opponents to appeal the recent ruling and prevent move-ins while both sides submit their disagreements. The deadline for that is May 20.
The shelter will be located in 158 58th street, right behind luxury condo that is One57
A homeless shelter on Billionaires’ Row which has faced pushback is presently confronting another roadblock.
“We remain focused on launching this site as soon as possible so that we can provide high-quality shelter and employment solutions to hard-working New Yorkers experiencing homelessness because they get back on their toes,” Arianna Fishman, spokesperson for the City’s Department of Homeless Services told Curbed in an announcement.
“We’re confident the court will again recognize our critical need for these additional beds and look forward to opening our doors in this location.”
“WAIT! Don’t we want to assist the homeless? Yes! Needless to say, we doBUT! The fact that this strategy was not shared with anyone in our neighborhood, and our enter not solicited, until work started is a story we are hearing in many different New York City areas,” an online petition by the neighbors reads.
The shelter, a part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Turning the Tide program , will be focused on encouraging 140 homeless individuals who are currently employed or searching for employment.