Downtown New Yorkers, Inc. is confident of the likelihood that our appeal will be successful on its merits. We are now preparing for the next stage of this fight and will continue to fight against the City’s efforts to use the Radisson illegally as part of its scheme to convert the Radisson into a PERMANENT Adult Family Shelter with 289 rooms and two individuals per room.
We will oppose any additional permanent shelters including the proposed “Safe Haven Shelter” at 105 Washington Street and any future attempts by the City to destabilize the Lower Manhattan neighborhoods. We also know DHS misled Community Board 1 on the presence of another shelter in the district. This information only became known because of our lawsuit.