The New York City had plans to provide shelter to over 150 homeless people near to the 75 storey Billionaires Row skyscraper. But, this move is facing a strong opposition from the affluent residents of the building.
The department of homeless services in NYC was planning to house the homeless people in the former Park Savoy Hotel in midtown Manhattan. It was to open in March and was next to One57, a skyscraper on the 57th Street.
The plan of New York mayor Bill de Blasio to create 90 new shelters all over the five New York boroughs is facing rough weather now. The residents are accusing the New York mayor of playing the political game.
The residents feel that the mayor is trying to score some brownie points with this move to shelter the homeless people near popular landmarks in the city. They are game for helping the homeless people. But, they want the mayor to look for some other location to shelter the homeless. The doormen and building superintendents said that the move by the mayor is facing a lot of hurdles and opposition from the wealthy residents of the city.
The proposal to shelter the homeless in New York is part of the “Turning the Tide on Homelessness” program.