Volunteers hand out Thanksgiving meals to homeless men at Lucerne Hotel on Upper West Side

UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — Volunteers tried to make the holiday special for homeless men being housed in hotels in Manhattan.

The group ‘Upper West Side Open Hearts’ handed out 400 Thanksgiving meals at the Lucerne on Thanksgiving.

They also distributed coffee and donuts at the Belleclaire on Thursday morning.

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CeFaan Kim reports a judge on Wednesday dismissed an effort to hold up the movement of homeless men from the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side.

The handouts were followed by a spiritual walk and talk as well as a volunteer-led AA meeting.

On Wednesday, a judge ruled the city can move the men out of the hotel after neighbors fought to have them removed.

The approximately 200 homeless men can now be moved to the Radisson Hotel in Lower Manhattan, although there will likely be an appeal.

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A pizza shop owner in the Bronx was honored by the city council for his hard work to help others in need.

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