The EIR concluded that the project and its wildfire prevention plan would reduce the risk of wildfires on the 16,000-acre site, a portion of which has burned during the LNU Lightning Complex fire.
A Sidewalk ‘Sleep-Out’ in Support of the Homeless on the UWS, Weed-Eating Goats, Fairy Doors in Queens, and Other News
Upper West Siders Hold Sleep-Out to Support Temporary Homeless Neighbors
A group of Upper West Siders gathered on the sidewalk of the Lucerne Hotel on West 79th Street last Saturday night for a “sleep-out” and art protest in support of the temporary homeless residents staying there and in two other neighborhood hotels. Per the organizers, around 80 people hung out with hotel residents and drew chalk messages on the sidewalk while at least 15 participants spent the night outside the Lucerne on yoga mats and in sleeping bags.
Corinne Low, a member of UWS Open Hearts Initiative group, which organized the event, said the best part was engaging with the hotel’s residents, who spoke about “how hurtful some of the stigmatization that they’ve experienced has been.”
The protest came a few days after another group of area residents, called the West Side Community Organization, hired lawyer Randy Mastro to further