‘The community treats us like we are criminals,’ says homeless man NYC placed in luxury Upper West Side hotel

The pandemic has been hard for everyone, but the past few months have been brutal for those of us who are homeless.

I am a 59-year-old Black man currently living at the Lucerne Hotel on West 79th St. on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. I’ve been moved around several times since the pandemic started, and now I’ve heard we’ll soon be moved yet again because some neighbors of the hotel don’t want us here.

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