The city has every right to open a homeless shelter in Manhattan’s ritzy “Billionaires’ Row” neighborhood, the state’s highest court ruled Tuesday.
A community group, the West 58th Street Coalition, had sued to block the proposed shelter for 150 men at the former Savoy-Plaza Hotel at 158 W. 58th St., claiming the building was unsafe and that the area was already shouldering its “fair share” of shelters.
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The former hotel is back-to-back against the iconic One57 apartment high-rise, home to a $100 million condo that was the city’s most expensive when Dell founder Michael Dell bought it in 2014.
A judge in April signed off on the plan, prompting the NIMBYs to ask the New York Court of Appeals for an injunction blocking the development.
The appeals panel of four judges denied the motion in a decision unsealed Tuesday.
The coalition did not immediately return a request for comment.