Thursday, February 16, 2017
Yet another hotel used for homeless
From the Queens Chronicle:
The Department of Homeless Services recently moved dozens of homeless families into the Comfort Inn in Ozone Park — and a nearby resident says the area has become a hotspot for illicit activity.
“It’s filthy there,” said Dominic, a resident who lives nearby. “There’s food just laying on the windowsills all the time ... people smoking marijuana outside.”
It’s unclear when the families were moved to the hotel, located at 137-30 Redding St., a short distance from PS/MS 202.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Park) and state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) condemned the use of the hotel as a homeless shelter in a joint statement issued Tuesday.
Dominic said in addition to people smoking marijuana, he’s spotted people he believes to be living in the hotel engaging in sexual activity.
He’s not the only one to report such acts, as other residents have reported them to area politicians.
Police could not immediately be reached for comment.