held a secret meeting at the Maspeth Library to discuss the opening of a homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn at 59-40 55th Rd, Maspeth, for 220 homeless adults without children. Government officials who asked not to be named have confirmed to me that Crowley made a deal with the de Blasio administration to have the shelter there instead of in Glendale, which is where she lives and where her deluded "base" is. The interesting thing is that the community had already for 3 years staved off the Glendale homeless shelter via the DOB and lawsuits and the fact that the property is in such bad shape that it would cost many millions of dollars to clean and renovate for use as a homeless shelter which means it was not very likely to happen anyway. This swap was highly unnecessary.
This isn't the first time that Crowley decided to grab defeat out of the jaws of victory. When the community was very close to getting the Parks Department to purchase the St. Saviour's site as a park, she made a bogus announcement that a property owned by nearby Martin Luther High School was for sale and would make a better park. It wasn't for sale, the school told her to jump in a lake and then the Parks Department dropped the project completely.
Crowley reportedly put on a big show at the meeting, screaming at the city's representative to make herself look good to the 30 or so people who heard about the meeting through the grapevine and showed up. However, the deal is already done, and it's all because of her.
Why Maspeth and surrounding communities continue to elect this dimwit is beyond comprehension.