NYC officials, residents rip conditions at Wards Island homeless shelter

The troubled men’s homeless shelter on Wards Island has continued to deteriorate into an unsanitary COVID-19 nightmare, a group of elected city officials said after touring the facility Monday.

“Nobody should be here,” City Councilman Stephen Levin told reporters outside the Clarke Thomas Men’s Shelter. “Nobody should be in this building right now.”

The harsh take on the 233-bed shelter off Hell Gate Circle is just the latest slap at the city-run facility, long the target of complaints from homeless residents and advocates.

The critics Monday said social distancing is non-existent at the facility — even in the midst of a resurgence of the pandemic —

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