The Homeless in Murray Hill @Safe_Hill
This map represents the number of homeless shelters in and around the historic neighborhood of Murray Hill. The city of New York just announced, with no previous communication to the local residents and businesses, that it leased the former Renwick Hotel on East 40th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, and will install a permanent homeless shelter for 170 families. The 1920 hotel is a historically significant building (once home to John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald) but it does not have landmark protection.
All of us who live or work in the neighborhood are compassionate, understanding, and sensitive to the problem of homelessness in New York City. But as the map indicates, Murray Hill has been unduly burdened. Please click on the "Learn More" button.
Temporary Shelters shown on the map
with approximate number of residents:
Pod 39, 145 East 39th Street (280)
The Marcel, 201 East 24th Street (145)
Vanderbilt YMCA, 224 East 47th Street (222)
Lexington Hotel, 511 Lexington Avenue at East 48th Street (109)
Olivieri Center, 257 West 30th Street (340)
Grand Central Neighborhood Drop-in, 145 East 43rd Street
Permanent Shelters shown on the map:
Bellevue Men’s Shelter, 400 East 30th Street (851)
Project Renewal, 225 East 45th Street (130)
Main Chance, 120 East 32nd Street (150)
Harmonia Shelter, 12 West 31st Street (340)