The battle over a homeless shelter on Midtown’s Billionaire’s Row has tipped in favor of the neighbors who oppose it.
A state appeals court last week overturned a ruling that the 150-person men’s shelter — planned for the former Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street — could go forward because the building was deemed to be safe.
The reversal said more information was needed “on whether the building’s use is consistent with general safety and welfare standards,” sending the matter back to a lower court for further review.
A spokesman said the city was “disappointed” by the decision.
“Nevertheless, the city remains committed to opening this shelter to help these New Yorkers get back on their feet,” said the rep for city Law Department.
The city hopes to put the shelter back-to-back with One57, the most expensive high-rise in the Big Apple and home to computer king Michael Dell’s $100 million condo.
An activist group contends the structure is unsafe — and shelter occupants would would ruin the ritzy neighborhood.
“Considering the overwhelming evidence of a multitude of dangerous conditions in the building, we are confident that the trial court will find that this building must not be permitted to open,” said Rivkin Radler lawyer Jeremy Honig, who represents the West 58th Street Coalition.