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Press Release · December 3, 2020

For Immediate Release: December 3, 2020

Downtown New Yorkers, Inc. Emergency Motion To Prevent City From Moving Homeless Men To Radisson In Lower Manhattan Has Been Granted


The Appellate Division, First Department, of the New York State Supreme Court has granted a stay to Downtown New Yorkers, Inc., preventing the City from moving 230 homeless men from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side to the Radisson Hotel in Lower Manhattan until a five-judge Appellate Division panel can consider the case on Monday, December 14. That panel will decide whether a preliminary injunction should be issued to prevent the move until the appeal is decided.

“We are extremely gratified that the court recognized the seriousness of this situation and the potential harm a move will cause to both the homeless men and the Lower Manhattan neighborhood. To issue this stay, the court had to conclude that there is a likelihood that we will win the appeal on the merits. We look forward to presenting our position before the full Appellate Division panel,” said Theresa Vitug of Downtown New Yorkers, which brought the case.

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