Lucerne Hotel’s homeless residents lose appeal, face relocation

After an eight-month court battle, the homeless men sheltered in the Upper West Side’s Lucerne Hotel are being moved to another facility. 

A New York state Supreme court appellate panel ruled Thursday to dismiss the appeal filed by three of the men to stop the city’s efforts to move them to the Radisson Hotel downtown amid complaints from neighborhood residents.

Now that all three have already transitioned to permanent housing, their efforts to keep the others in the Lucerne became moot, and the city is now allowed to evict the rest of the homeless men from the building, the justices decided.

“Hotels are not shelters,” said Melinda Thaler, who represents

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