Upper West Siders Keep sleeping to support temporary homeless neighbors
A group of Upper West Siders gathered on the sidewalk of Lucerne Hotels on West 79th Street last Saturday night for a “sleep” and art protest in support of temporary homeless residents staying here and in two other neighborhood hotels. According to the organizers, about 80 people stayed with the hotel residents and traced chalk messages on the sidewalk while at least 15 participants spent the night outside Lucerne on yoga mats and sleeping bags.
Corinne Low, a member of the UWS Open Hearts Initiative group that organized the event, said the best part was participating with hotel residents, who spoke of “how damaging some of the stigmas have been. that they have experienced ”.
The protest came just days after another group of residents in the area, called the West Side Community Organization, commissioned attorney Randy Mastro to promote his fight against the temporary shelter. He threatened to denounce the city on behalf of the group if de Blasio did not provide a chronology to move around 730 Homeless New Yorkers staying at the Hotel Lucerne, Belleclaire and Belnord return to the shelters.
In a statement, the West Side Community Organization called the admirable “sleep-out” and an advertising stunt. “Some of these new residents have engaged in criminal activity, openly defecate and threaten residents, among other quality of life violations,” the statement says.
However, Low and other members of the Open Hearts group believe the event managed to focus on quality of life for shelter residents. “They’re also New Yorkers.” His life counts; their quality of life counts. ”
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