"The council has joined a community group in suing the city."
"My colleagues and I strongly believe that it is critical for the City Council to step in."
"[Muzzy Rosenblatt] cashes DHS checks he used to write. Powered by your money, the carousel of Big Homelessness goes round and round."
"It is difficult to see how the proposed facility will be adequate to deliver the services being promised."
"Because there are such serious doubts as to whether the facility...would comply with local law, I am requesting that you deny any request by DHS for operating certificates at the facility unless and until the court rules the facility is legal."
"This proposal violates local law and simply does not work"
"Yet in taking the tour, a bothersome detail arose relating to whether the facility was appropriately zoned for an M1-6 district."
"Shelter capacity limits serve an absolutely vital purpose: to protect the health and safety of shelter residents...and of surrounding communities."
"I cannot and will not support (the proposed 25th Street Shelter)"
"Bloomberg administration proposes going back to the 'bad old days' of overcrowded, unlawful shelters."
NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Advises DHS & BRC Not To Move Forward With Plans For 25th Street Shelter While CFC Lawsuit is Pending
BRC sues landlord, following court date with CFC
"The courtroom erupted into laughter at what appeared a blatantly self-serving situation."
An Informal Review
Oral Arguments & Hearing Scheduled
"Land-use rules are manipulated to justify sweetheart deals to favored contractors, such as the whopping homeless shelter on West 25th Street." Full story here.
BRC, CFC Face Off at Hearing
Lawsuit Filed As BRC Director Claims No Opposition
NY Post Coverage Of Lawsuit
A Favorable Ruling Over Similar Issues
Chelsea Flatiron Coalition Sues City of New York and BRC.
Speaker Christine C. Quinn Quinn's update and letter to the Department of Buildings.
"Shelter Plans Should be Put on Hold"
"Shelter plan hid shady business"
Statement read at 7/21/10 CB4 meeting
Update and recap of 7/15/10 CB4 meeting.
Map of the area's current availability of homeless services.
Speaker Christine C. Quinn's response to the community.
Update including news of the 25th Street construction being put on hold.
Known facts as of June 22, 2010.
Wall Street Journal article where most of us first learned about BRC's proposal.