A reader sent me the link to a recent article by James Panero, who last year wrote a piece for the New York Daily News that focused on St. Louis Hall on West 94th Street, a supportive housing facility operated by T. Eric Galloway's Lantern Organization: "'Supportive housing' doesn't help anyone." Panero's latest article, which appeared in City Journal, explores the struggle between gentrification and the social services empire: "The unending battle for the Upper West Side." Much of the article chronicles the history of the Upper West Side, and the parallels with our own Hudson are hard to miss. Of special interest, however, is the discussion, toward the end, of the Lantern Organization and its activities in this Manhattan neighborhood.
Full Disclosure: For my two decades in New York City, I lived on the Upper West Side.