"No community wants a homeless shelter," said Borough President Helen Marshall. But Marshall, who experienced the problems attendant on a hotel used as a homeless shelter in her own neighborhood, said, "We cannot have those kind of conditions exist in our community. I've lived through this."
Pistilli Offers To Buy Westway At UCCA Meeting
After one resident suggested the use of eminent domain to get rid of the motel, Poveromo read a letter from real estate developer Joseph Pistilli offering to buy it. "Pistilli Realty Group and members of the community agree that the Westway Motel cannot serve as a substitute for a homeless shelter," the letter said in part.