From the Queens Tribune blog:
The organization that planned to place a homeless shelter on a neighborhood block in Elmhurst has canceled its plans after a massive wave of protests from residents, according to a source.
The source, speaking on terms of anonymity, said that the non-profit organization The Queens Alliance has withdrawn its shelter operation from the neighborhood.
There's more in the Times Ledger.
No, I doubt they withdrew the application. Let's remember that the protesters were numerous, well organized and loud. And let's also remember that it's an election year.
Imagine all the good that would come about if elections for city offices were held more frequently.