4 Burst results for "West Side Open Hearts Initiative"

"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist

04:01 min | 7 months ago

"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist

"Not Professional activist Karen Low found herself drawn into advocating for the new residence. So I am Korean, low the CO founder of the Upper West Side Open hearts initiative, which is kind of a loose collaboration between neighbors, residents of the upper west side business owners on the upper west side to try to welcome the temporary homeless shelters in our area and just see how we can be about. We started hearing that there had been these temporary homeless shelters that were being placed in our area and my first reaction to that was, oh, I wanNA, see how I can help but. I think that wasn't really what bully galvanized us, I think what more galvanized s was dead then suddenly at the same time, we kind of thinking, oh, we want to see how we can help what's start kind of looking into that. We started hearing a lot of really negative reactions from people in our community towards these temporary homeless shelters. So many of us were inserted these like facebook mom's groups facebook community groups, and we started hearing all of this stuff. Oh my gosh, this is horrible. There are drug addicts are sex offenders I'm not safe in this area we need to. Bring in the police, we need to do the s we need to do that, and we were really shocked by that especially because it was a lot of times accompanied by very dehumanizing direct, very strong upsetting and you know I would say even venturing towards racist rhetoric towards the residents of the shelters it was often accompanied by pictures. that. Were meant to inflame in some cases of very isolated incidents that may or may not have been shelter residents. You know there's no way saying like, oh it. Somebody saying, Oh, I saw a needle on Broadway but like who knows right if that has anything to do with these temporary shelters and then other times, we would see a picture where they said Oh. This is a travesty and what you would see you would be..

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"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

04:41 min | 8 months ago

"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"Claims about you know. So we brought up earlier the worry that I think a lot of people are are expressing and and if we take them at this word, this is a very compassionate worry that is the worry that people are not getting enough servicer. Had there been information from the beginning I'm talking about like a sign posted on the doors of the hotels out of which these shelters are operating. A lot of people would know what was happening and they would be. Less, they would be less worried. I think to make you know the making clear Helen Rosenthal brought up earlier that. Some of the people that That are being seen on the streets perhaps urinating or perhaps you know using drugs. I. Haven't seen this but I don't think everyone can be lying. So I believe that happened. a lot of those people are Likely People Experiencing Street homelessness. Newspapers have been published. You know the new. York Post has been publishing articles about the shelters. Accompanied by photos of people sleeping on a mattress on the straight. It doesn't even make sense people sleeping on a mattress in on the street are not living in shelters. So. So I think that more I think that what would have made a different. Would not you know more notice as Helen would have been great in terms of you know. Getting more. Community services, and support in place. But I think really the issue is is lack of information and I think the more information that the neighborhood can be provided going forward the more people can operate on fact rather than fears and rumors. So tells. About. Thirty or forty five seconds left and I just wanted to ask. The mayor has said he intends to keep a homeless people who've been moved out in hotels until there is a vaccine so it could be many months that this situation persists. What do you WanNa see now to make this better and I'm saying not just from the city but also from some of these neighbors, constituents of yours who have. Raised alarms some of. Them. Perhaps unfounded. Or apparently unfounded about the impact of homeless people in the neighborhood of what what should happen now. Well. I truly wild. Lake. I feel like we've gotten our feet on the ground. and I think you know anyone in comes in walks the neighborhood today will see a very different picture than what is being described on the facebook group that Melissa referred to I do think that this idea of Mechanism to address rumor control. would be terrific You know there was a rumor going around out a sex offender. A living at one of the hotels it wasn't true. There was a rumor going around that Another hotel was going to be used as a shelter that wasn't true and all the time it takes to notify everyone that these things are not true I do think that information is power. Melissa's Fahd on right about this and I wish there were a page on the DHS website with accurate good information that people could go to where they could immediately allay anyone's concerns about something that may not be true. Well, thank you. That's excellent suggestion and I think we have to leave it. There I'm afraid but thank you so much city a member Helen Rosenthal and Melissa Sanchez of the Upper West Side open-heart initiative. Thanks for joining Maximum Lucy and please stay in touch. Thank you. Okay. Thank you very much Derek. Thank you both..

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"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

04:14 min | 8 months ago

"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"Eight, seven, seven. But let's start with the guests we have and Kuzma Ba. Rosenthal. Tell us what's going on here? What what has been transpiring an EPA west side for the past few months? What's your picture? The situation? And I appreciate your covering. The issue dared is really great. And you started at by talking about The densification and I was very much of that conversation and agreed that we wouldn't want to the congregate shelters to become covert hotspots wasn't safe for either the clients or for the staff. So the city therefore put people into shelters. we've had two on the upper west side that did not really Qendra much concern but when a third one came in which which is pretty. Pretty close to the two one of the others A lot of concerns were raised and As you say, there's there are a lot of people who who have signed petitions they've hired a lawyer. and So. My approach has been. Well. This was a surprise to everyone myself included but. I understand intellectually why it has to happen for the safety of the client. and. So for that reason, they an important to me to listen to the concerns and work with the Department of Homeless Services and the provider to make sure everyone in the community is safe. And and I think that's what we've done I. Think the upper west side is in a much different place today than it was a couple of months ago the social services news at the third hotel have really kicked into gear and I think the clients are busy doing what they need to do to get themselves back in their feet again. So GonNa go to Melissa or Sanchez from Upper West side open hearts initiative. Listen that organization sent a letter this week to Mayor de Blasio and it read in part we right because we are disturbed by arise and inflammatory dehumanizing rhetoric and incites violence against vulnerable New Yorkers who are living on the streets or in shelters. Tell me about what you've been seeing on the upper west side gets disturbed you. So at the the things that I've seen on the upper west side that had disturbed me have involved people yelling at shelter residents, people filming them on the facebook page. We've seen a number of suggestions that people carry wasp spray around with the. With the information that was spray is better than pepper spray because it can go twenty feet and put someone in the hospital. We've seen suggestions of duck taping Suspicious looking people tune telephone Co. polls until the. Authorities can come we seem suggest suggestions are buying keizer gun. one post a were written by a woman described her in she wrote the herself She wrote that she was sitting at a stop light and illegally using her hand held phone to try to take pictures of someone that she believed to be a shelter resident. When that person began approaching the car she said she became so afraid that even though the light was would still read she went across the intersection. these kinds of behaviors are making in the neighborhood unsafe for the shelter residents, but they're also making the neighborhood unsafe for all of us..

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"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

Max & Murphy on Politics

02:44 min | 8 months ago

"west side open hearts initiative" Discussed on Max & Murphy on Politics

"It's been a while since you've been on air together. He was so low for two weeks while I was away and I've taken the past couple of weeks, and we actually will be off next Wednesday. So if a dose of Max Plus Murphy is your poison you'll have to wait just a little while longer, and then we'll be back in the saddle September sixteenth but thank you so much for joining. US over the summer and tonight we're very grateful for this opportunity to be part of chronically this incredible time in city history frightening time for the city and the country. What are the major concerns about covid nineteen, which has killed more than twenty thousand New Yorkers and many many many thousands more around the state and country is what it would do to at people in particular populations prisons obviously nursing homes and homeless shelters, and in fact, as of August twenty, four, th according to research by the Coalition for the homeless the overall New York City mortality rate. Was About two, hundred, twenty, six deaths per hundred thousand people. But for sheltered homeless New Yorkers, it was three hundred seventy, five deaths per one hundred thousand people that sixty six percent higher than the overall rate and it's that fear that in those settings and with homeless people who might have. A predisposition heavy concentration of people with predispositions to being vulnerable to the virus. That is why there were calls early on to deal with shelters and try to identify them, and especially to move people to hotels, and so thirteen thousand adults have been moved to hotels at the move for shelters to hotels over the course of the pandemic, and that has caused some friction in a few places but the stories have focused mainly on the upper west side we are seven, hundred, thirty adult removed two four hotels, and we're there has been for several weeks now, a lot of clamor. Founding of FACEBOOK group. Resisting, that change some eight thousand members, a lawsuit, and according to some observers. Some ugly rhetoric. We're GONNA talk about that. Now with a city council member Helen Rosenthal who's a democrat. Representing the sixth district a councilmember. Welcome to Max Murphy. Agni. Pleasure to have you also joined by Melissa Sanchez who is a member of the upper west side open hearts initiative Professor Sanchez welcome to the show. Thank you for having me. So. We did also, I should mention we reached out to the attorney who is representing some of the people who are filing are considering filing a lawsuit. He did not respond. We certainly tried to give him. His. His say, and of course, if you want to have your say you can call in to two, one, two, two, zero, nine, two,.

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