The Lucerne Hotel is planning fall comeback as other shelter hotels face roadblocks

Controversial Upper West Side hotel, The Lucerne, is officially vacant of its homeless residents and will reopen to hotel guests by Oct. 1 following minor renovations and updates to the building.

The last shelter resident left the site on June 28, said Ross Tucker, the hotel’s front office director, and Project Renewal staff who were supervising their stay left the following week as per Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to transition the population back into temporary shelters. 

But the removal of homeless residents for other inns was brought to a halt this week when a federal judge ruled that transferring them back to shelters would be a risk to

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