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July 24, 2016
Elmhurst United press release pertaining to the renewal of the Pan Am family homeless shelter contract

2017-07-24 Pan Am Contract Registered

June 24, 2016

Elmhurst United’s protest to stop the City from adding additional funds to the current contract with Samaritan Daytop Village and to deny city approval for a new six-year contract with Samaritan Daytop Village.

For those who came out to support us. Thank You!

Come Out and Support Us!

RALLY 6-24-17 Pan Am Rally VER 5 Eng Chi

May 9, 2017
The pitiful hotel/warehouse call the Boulevard Family Homeless Shelter

Pan Am homeless shelter violations

https://data.cityofnewyork.us/City-Government/Q-Blvd-7900-and-79-00/6fv9-itkm/data

pdf of all violations

Pan Am no heat or hot water complaints

March 9, 2017

There has been an uptick of robberies, burglaries, muggings in Elmhurst lately.

Just to name a few incidences:

There were several burglaries in Elmhurst in close proximity to each other. Two of the burglaries were in one house, different apartments. Please view your home security cameras for the dates listed below and talk to the 110 Precinct if you find any useful footage.

Crime stats provided by 110 Precinct. Comet (Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst) presented this update on behalf of the 110th Precinct.

· 2/8 – 4:00 pm, 85 #s/54th Avenue, upstairs resident spotted two males going in or leaving through the rear basement. Witness was not able to provide descriptions.
· 2/8 – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – residential burglary at 86 #s/53rd Avenue. The burglary occurred while victim was at work. Entry was made through the front door which had a steel plate, most likely with a pry bar. Cash and jewelry stolen.
· 2/11 – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, 85 “s/54th Avenue, entry was made through the rear. A Cannon road bike and Mac book computer was stolen.
· 02/16/17Grand Larceny– 2010 Honda CRV stolen-Calamus Avenue
· 02/20/17-Perpetrator entered through rear door diamonds and money was stolen
· 2/26 – 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm, 86 #s/55th Avenue, entry through the rear. Cash and jewelry stolen. Two apartments hit at this location.

Please get the word out to your neighbors and ask them to be vigilant! It’s not known if the two males are responsible for all the break-ins but the fact that these addresses aren’t that far apart raises a red flag. If you see ANYONE that looks suspicious call 911 and keep in mind burglars move from place to place!


January 6, 2017
Police search for man in connection with an assault on a 79-year-old man in McDonald accross from the former Pan-Am Hotel.

October 13, 2016

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Join the Sunset Park community to protest Mayor DeBlasio’s failed homeless shelter policies!!!
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Ever since DeBlasio first illegally converted the Pan American Hotel into a homeless shelter, he has been irresponsibly warehousing homeless families in hotels and destroying communities across the City. From Elmhurst to Maspeth to Bellerose to Sunset Park, residents are protesting DeBlasio’s failed homeless shelter policies and uniting to fight for our rights. We must stand together to STOP DeBlasio.

Sunset Park is holding a protest on

Saturday October 15 at 1:00 PM at 24th St & 4th Ave in Sunset Park, Brooklyn*.

Please join Sunset Park in their protest. Only together can we STOP DeBlasio’s reckless homeless policy of converting hotels into shelters.

It is never too late to stand up and let your voice be heard – No more shelters!

Our latest updates can be found on our website and facebook page:

Elmhurst United website www.elmhurstunited.org

Facebook page: elmhurstunitedinc

Email: elmhurstunited@gmail.com

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请加入日落公园 (Sunset Park) 社区抗议白思豪市长失敗的游民政策。

自从白思豪首次将泛美旅館非法改建成游民收容所以来,他一义孤行的政策一而再而三地把游民家庭以填仓式塞入一家又一家的旅館,同时摧毁市内多个社区。从艾姆赫斯特到麦斯佩斯(Maspeth)到Bellerose到日落公园,居民站出来抗议白思豪倒行逆施的游民政策,并团结起来争取我们的权利。我们必须站在一起,制止白思豪。

日落公园抗议活动于本周六(10月15日)下午1 时在布鲁克林日落公园 24 街及4 大道举行*。

请参加日落公园的​​抗议活动。只有团结起来,我们才能制止白思豪离宗背义的游民政策,将一家又一家的​​旅館改建成游民收容所。

站起来发声永远不会太晚,让你的声音听到 – 不要更多的游民收容所!

艾姆赫斯联盟

June 29, 2016
Senator Tony Avella and Elmhurst United Stands Against Sex Offenders Placed into Family Homeless Shelters

Thanks to all who attended today’s press conference to support Senator Avella and Elmhurst United’s calls for the City to cease placing high risk sex offenders next to families and children. Below are links to some of the media reports from this event:

http://ny.stgloballink.com/community/2016/0629/329526.shtml

http://video.sinovision.net/?id=34525

http://www.worldjournal.com/4123010/article-%E6%80%A7%E4%BE%B5%E7%8A%AF%E4%BD%8F%E9%80%B2%E9%81%8A%E6%B0%91%E6%89%80-%E5%B7%9E%E8%AD%B0%E5%93%A1%E6%94%9C%E7%9C%BE%E6%8A%97%E8%AD%B0/?ref=%E7%B4%90%E7%B4%84&ismobile=false

http://www.ntdtv.com/xtr/gb/2016/06/29/a1273690.html

June 27, 2016
Senator Avella Stands Against Sex Offender
Placement in Family Homeless Shelters
Queens, NY – On Tuesday, June 28th at 3:00 PM, State Senator Tony Avella will stand with Elmhurst United at the former Pan-American hotel homeless shelter to demand that level 2 and 3 sex offenders no longer be placed in family homeless shelters.
The City has traditionally valued keeping the family of a registered sex offender intact rather than sending the sex offender to a separate single adult shelter. By placing sex offenders in family homeless shelters, other families and their children are endangered.
The Department of Homeless Services implemented a procedure in October of 2015 to regulate the placement of sex offenders in family shelters, intending to prohibit level 3 sex offenders from family shelters, and place level 2 sex offenders with discretion. However, it was recently revealed that at least two level 3 sex offenders have been registered as living in the Pan-Am shelter.
WHO: State Senator Tony Avella, Elmhurst United
WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Pan-American Hotel: 79-00 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst (On Hillyer Street)

June 16, 2016
Alert: Child sex offender living at the Pan Am homeless shelter!!!

A Level 3 sex offender may be living at the Boulevard Family Residence — an Elmhurst homeless shelter for families — according to the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.

According to state records, the 47-year-old Clark was convicted in 1995 of first-degree sexual abuse for assaulting a pair of 13-year-old girls and a 10-year-old girl.

http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/child-sex-offender-possibly-living-at-pan-american-family-shelter/article_a218bc34-3271-11e6-8f4f-932aa6fa0ecd.html

Child sex-offender 7222 in details:

http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=7222

sex-offender 30442 in details:

http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=30442

星岛日报 Singtao about the sex offender:

http://ny.stgloballink.com/community/2016/0615/325045.shtml

世界日报 World Journal:

http://www.worldjournal.com/4082088/article-%E5%A5%B3%E7%AB%A5%E6%80%A7%E4%BE%B5%E7%8A%AF%E4%BD%8F%E9%80%B2%E6%B3%9B%E7%BE%8E-%E7%A4%BE%E5%8D%80%E7%A0%B2%E8%BD%9F/

June 16, 2016
Statement from Elmhurst United:

“We would hope that this was simply an oversight on the part of DHS; however, given their past lies and deliberate deceptions, we are afraid that this is again just their normal practice. For whatever reason, instead of placing a Level 3 sex offender in an adult men’s shelter, DHS has decided to place him in a family shelter, a family shelter which is also less than 1,000 feet from two elementary schools! DHS didn’t notify the residents of the Pan Am family shelter or the community residents that they were going to house a sex offender there because they knew there would be an uproar. So they decided to take their chances, move him in secretly, and hope that no one finds out or that no young children are sexually assaulted. This is unacceptable. DHS should be held accountable for this breach of trust. This happens all too often at DHS’ family shelters. Someone at DHS should be fired.”

“我们希望这一件事只是纽约市游民服务局监督的问题; 但是,考虑到他们过去的谎言和深思熟虑的欺骗,我们害怕这只是他们又一次不顾后果的行为。无论出于何种原因,游民服务局不放置一个3级性犯罪者在成年男子的收容所,而决定把他按放在一个距离多家小学不到 1000 英尺的家庭收容所!游民服务局没有通知泛美收容所附近的居民他们将要接纳性罪犯,因为他们知道社区居民会一片哗然。于是他们决定偷偷赌一把,希望没有人发现或者没有小孩被性侵犯。这是不可接受的。游民服务局应为这次食言背信负上责任。这种情况在游民服务局的家庭收容所已发生多次。有人在游民服务局应该被解雇”。

June 2, 2016
根据《DNAinfo》消息,市游民局近日曝出“撒玛利坦村”建设厨房的预算,大约为220万美元,这笔钱需要市财政拨款。厨房和游乐场建设计划将于6月底提交给主计长办公室。

http://www.epochtimes.com/gb/16/6/2/n7955184.htm

June 1, 2016
The nearly $24 million contract for the controversial shelter at the former Pan Am hotel does not include the cost of renovations required to convert the space into a federally allowable family shelter, according to its contract.
City taxpayers will pick up that $2 million-plus tab.

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160601/elmhurst/pan-am-shelters-kitchen-renovations-will-cost-taxpayers-2m-records-show

February 13, 2016
STATEMENT FROM ELMHURST UNITED REGARDING REGISTRATION OF PAN AM CONTRACT

The Community of Elmhurst and members of Elmhurst United are disappointed by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s decision to register the Pan Am shelter contract. However, we commend the Comptroller for adding provisions requiring Samaritan Daytop Village to install kitchens in each unit, a childcare center and playground as well as remediation of open violations. Since 2014, Elmhurst United has raised the issue of complying with NYC’s Administrative Code to install kitchens which is also a requirement under the Department of Homeless Services’ Request for Proposals.

For more than 18 months, the landlord and shelter operator had ample time to build these kitchens. Our expectation is that this contractual commitment will be fulfilled in an expedited manner and will include provisions to address additional fire suppressant, egress exits, asbestos and lead paint issues. In addition, the landlord and Samaritan Daytop Village should ensure that the facility meets NYC Building Codes and has effective security provisions and procedures in place to ensure that homeless residents and the Elmhurst Community are safe and protected.

Elmhurst United along with our elected officials will continue to monitor and raise issues regarding this shelter. Stay tuned for the next chapter.

2016 年 2 月 13 日

艾姆赫斯特联合会关于泛美游民收容所合同注册的声明

艾姆赫斯特社区和艾姆赫斯特联合会对于主计长斯静格(Scott Stringer)决定注册泛美游民收容所合同
感到失望。然而,我们赞扬主计长规定运营商撒玛利坦天顶村 (Samaritan Daytop Village) 在各房间的改
建条件,包括安装有烹调设施,提供儿童保育中心,提供游乐场,以及改正各项违规等。自 2014 年以
来,艾姆赫斯特联合会已经多次提出了泛美收容所必需遵守纽约市行政法规在每房间内安装烹调设施,
这也是纽约市游民服务局 “征求收容所运营商合同” 里的要求。
过去 18 个月以来,房东和收容所运营商有充足的时间来设置这些烹调设施。我们的期望是,这份合同
的承诺会以加速方式得到实现,将包括依规定而设置更多的防火设备,更多入口出口,清除石棉和含
铅油漆等问题。此外,房东和撒玛利坦天顶村应确保收容所设施符合纽约市建筑法规和提供有效的保
安规定和程序,以确保入住的无家可归游民和社区的安全。
艾姆赫斯特社区与我们的民选官员一起将继续监督并提出收容所的所有问题。欲知后事如何,请期待
下回分解。

January 27, 2016
PAN AM CONTRACT RESUBMITTED FOR FOURTH TIME. PLEASE CONTACT ELECTED OFFICIALS (see “elected officials” tab for contact numbers) TO URGE COMPTROLLER STRINGER TO REJECT THE CONTRACT

Pan Am contract submitted under new vendor Samaritan Daytop Village Inc. (prior vendor was Samaritan Village Inc.). DHS also amended the amount to $24M expiring 6/30/17 (see link below).

http://www.checkbooknyc.com/contracts_pending_exp_landing/yeartype/B/year/117?expandBottomContURL=/minipanels/pending_contract_transactions/contract/CT107120161400482/version/0

Fourth-submission

January 11, 2016
Respected friend and ally of Elmhurst United unexpectly passed away. RIP Robert and thank you for serving the community!

http://www.qchron.com/editions/central/elmhurst-civic-leader-killed-in-car-crash/article_1da37f1a-b874-11e5-91c8-379a18117a90.html