Following numerous security issues, lawmaker calls for shorter contract for LIC homeless shelter
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A women’s homeless shelter in Long Island City that is looking to renew its contract with the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is facing opposition from a local lawmaker. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan says that the four year, $39 million contract between Acacia Network and the city agency to operate Pam’s Settlement at 40-03 29th St. is “too […]

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These three Queens neighborhoods are the most crowded in NYC
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The “World’s Borough” is not only home to one of the most diverse and multi-ethnic populations, but home to some of the most crowded neighborhoods in the city. A report by StreetEasy, which uses recent data released by City Comptroller Scott Stringer and 2013 census data, found that Corona, East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights had […]

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After three denials, Stringer approves permanent contract for Elmhurst shelter
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer gave his approval Friday to a contract that makes the temporary homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst permanent. The latest contract for the shelter, located at 79-00 Queens Blvd., was submitted on Jan. 6 for a two-year, $23,870,000 deal ending on June 17. According to a spokesperson for Stringer, this […]

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New contract bid for Elmhurst shelter that got 17 code violations in one day
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There’s yet another contract proposal for the homeless shelter operated at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst. After Comptroller Scott M. Stringer thrice rejected a proposal to convert the currently temporary shelter at 79-00 Queens Blvd. into a permanent homeless shelter, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) submitted its fourth proposal earlier this month. The new proposal, […]

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City OKs $24M contract for East Elmhurst’s Westway homeless shelter
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After the conversion of East Elmhurst‘s Westway Motel from an emergency homeless shelter to a permanent one, the city recently approved a $23,918,936 contract with service provider Women in Need Inc. The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) approved the conversion on July 9, 2014, of what used to be the Westway Motel at 71-11 Astoria Blvd. Immediately after, an emergency […]

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