7-Day Notice Mandated for New Homeless Shelters in Policy Overhaul
Communities must be given at least a week's notice before new homeless shelters are opened in a neighborhood - part of an overhaul of Department of Homeless Services policy, DNAinfo has learned.
Queens Residents Protest Placement Of Homeless Families In Old Pan-Am Hotel
The Department of Homeless Services has moved close to 200 homeless families into the old Pan-Am Hotel in East Elmhurst and plan on moving in more.
New York Daily News
Queens has second fewest number of homeless shelters in the city
The city has been moving homeless families into the Westway Motel on Astoria Blvd. in East Elmhurst, which had been used as a temporary overnight shelter since 2006.
Man Sought for Allegedly Attempting to Rape Woman in Queens
Investigators say the man seen above followed the victim into her building off Roosevelt Avenue within the confines of the 115th Precinct, which includes the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst and North Corona, around 5 a.m. on June 6. The man is believed to be in his 20s and is described as being about 5 feet, 4 inches tall and ... (more)
East Elmhurst, Rockaway Homeless Shelters Pop Up Without Notice: Officials
The city is planning to turn a former motel in East Elmhurst and a drug rehabilitation center in Rockaway into homeless shelters - drawing the ire of locals and some politicians, who say they weren't given prior notice.
The Real Deal
From left: 71-11 Astoria Boulevard, Jose Peralta and Costa Constantinides
Queens representatives are crying foul after the Department of Homeless Services established a permanent shelter on the border of Astoria and East Elmhurst without notifying elected officials or communities.
The Greenburgh Daily Voice
Two Mount Vernon Men Accused Of Kidnapping, Taking Victim To Greenburgh
Greenurgh Police reported on Sunday, July 13, that two Mount Vernon men have been accused of kidnapping a woman who advertised escort services online and taking her from Queens to an Elmsford hotel.