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NYC DHS presentation on proposed relocation of homeless intake center

Start Date: 
August 12, 2008 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place)
United States
Description: 

This special meeting of Community Board 8 will include a presentation by Mr. George Nashak, Deputy Commissioner of Adult Services with the NYC Deptartment of Homeless Services, on the proposed relocation of the Manhattan intake shelter to the Bedford Avenue Armory (Atlantic Avenue Men's Assessment Shelter), located at 1322 Bedford Avenue.

Public comments and questions will be heard following the presentation.

Open to: 
General public

Rally in support of City Council resolution against relocation of homeless intake center to Crown Heights

Start Date: 
June 25, 2008 - 12:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Site: 
News and issues
Sponsored By: 
Crown Heights Revitalization Movement
Location: 
City Hall steps
City Hall, Manhattan
United States
Description: 

City Council Members Albert Vann, Lettitia James, and Bill deBlasio will introduce a Resolution at the City Council Meeting on June 25th calling on the Mayor to halt the Department of Homeless Service's plan to close the Manhattan central intake center for homeless men and transfer its functions to the Brooklyn Bedford-Atlantic Armory.

Prior to the meeting, at 12:00PM on June 25th, a press conference will held on the steps of City Hall with advocates, homeless persons, service providers, community residents and elected officials. The City Council meeting follows the rally at 1:30PM, and is open to the public. Although there are no opportunities for the public to speak at the meeting, it is a great chance to show all of the City Council the level of community opposition to this plan.

Open to: 
General public

March and rally to oppose relocation of homeless intake center to Crown Heights

Start Date: 
June 12, 2008 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Councilmember Letitia James
Location: 
Brooklyn Bridge entrance; City Hall steps
Marchers will meet at the entrance of the Brooklyn Bridge around noon (Tillary and Adams Streets). Rally attendees will gather
on the steps of City Hall around 1:00 PM
United States
Description: 

Join Council Member Letitia James, Coalition for the Homeless, Crown Heights Revitalization Movement (CHRM), neighborhood residents and local community groups, advocates for the homeless and public officials in a march over the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a rally at City Hall to demand that the City abandon plans to move the men’s homeless intake center to Brooklyn’s Bedford Atlantic Armory, located in an already overburdened community.

Please support the fight of this misguided plan that will not benefit the City’s male homeless population (60% reside in Manhattan), and will harm a struggling community.

For more information please call: (718) 260-9191

Open to: 
General public

Rally against relocation of homeless intake center to Crown Heights

Start Date: 
June 1, 2008 - 12:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Crown Heights Revitalization Movement (CHARM)
Location: 
Bedford-Atlantic Armory Shelter
Bedford and Atlantic Avenues
United States
Description: 

Join community leaders and elected officials for a rally opposing the City's plan to relocate the intake center for all homeless men from its current location on First Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Shelter in Crown Heights North, Brooklyn.

Despite the City's own data that shows that 60% of all homeless individuals currently live in Manhattan, the Mayor announced last week a plan to move the City's intake center for all single men from its current location on First Avenue and 28th Street in Manhattan to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Shelter in Crown Heights North, Brooklyn. The losers in this plan will be thousands of the City's most vulnerable citizens who will have to travel long distances to find a bed for the night and a Brooklyn neighborhood already over-saturated with more than its fair share of residential social service beds.

Data recently compiled from the City's own agencies reveals that the central Brooklyn neighborhood where the Bedford-Atlantic Shelter is located (Community Board 8), although small geographically, houses more residential social service beds per acre than any other Brooklyn community. At 112 bed per 100 acres—more than five times the average—the situation has become a crisis demanding immediate attention. The data used for this analysis is the City's own, and includes beds from both State (Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities), Office of Mental Health, Office of ASIS) and City (DHS) agencies, as well as those contracted through non-profit organizations. This data does not include the many ¾ houses in the community as the information was not available at the time of assessment.

Expected to participate are Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Member Letitia James, NYS Assemblymen Karim Camara and Hakeem Jeffries, and NYS Senator Eric Adams.

For regular updates and information, visit CHARM's new website at www.revitalizecrownheights.org.

Open to: 
General public

Forum: What to do when stopped by the police

Start Date: 
May 9, 2008 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
57th Assembly District Leaders Olanike Alabi and William Saunders
Location: 
Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Ave. at the corner of Gates Ave.
United States
Description: 

The forum will feature a discussion with the following panelists:

  • Roger Abel, National Black Police Association, Northeast Region
  • Honorable Sylvia Hinds-Radix, Justice of the Supreme Court
  • Noel Leader, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
  • Manuela Hernandez, Criminal Defense Attorney, Legal Aid Society
  • Honorable John Sampson, State Senator & Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Pia Wood, Assistant Corporation Counsel, New York City Law Department - Family Court Division

For information call (718) 398-0750. Refreshments will be served.

Open to: 
General public