UWS group can’t intervene in Lucerne homeless shelter suit: Judge

UWS group can’t intervene in Lucerne homeless shelter suit: Judge


A group of Upper West Side residents have been blocked from participating in a controversial lawsuit over the relocation of homeless men from their neighborhood to the Financial District, a judge ruled Monday.

West Side Community Organization or WestCo had been seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that a group of FiDi residents brought against the city to stop the forced relocation of over 200 homeless men from the Lucerne Hotel shelter on the UWS to a Radisson Inn in the Fidi neighborhood.

WestCo — which is composed of more than 1,500 local residents — supports moving the homeless downtown, arguing that the Lucerne doesn’t have the amenities of a regular homeless shelter and because of this, the UWS has seen an uptick in public drug use, urination and other incidents.

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WestCo’s lawyer Randy Mastro argued during a Manhattan Supreme Court video hearing that the Lucerne residents “cannot get the infrastructure they need to be good neighbors.”

Mastro said

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