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With the closure of the John Hughes shelter, the nearest homeless shelter to Battery Park City is now in Tribeca. Joe Little of the New York City Rescue Mission gives a tour of the city’s oldest homeless shelter. With the bad economy and closure of other shelters nearby, demand for meals at the Mission have increased 20%.
To volunteer or donate money, contact (212) 226-6214 or go to https://www.nycrescue.org/
There are homeless people now sleeping on the benches outside the merchant river house.