The halls of Brooklyn Supreme Court were crowded on Tuesday.
Crown Heights residents were there to plea their case in front of a judge, hoping she would continue to block the opening of a men's homeless shelter in their neighborhood.
The judge agreed. She blocked the opening of the shelter at least temporarily. She is not likely to revisit the decision for 10 days.
At issue is whether the neighborhood has its fair share of these facilities.
The city was supposed to open the shelter last week. It is slated to house 104 single men over the age of 62.
Residents oppose the facility because they say their community is already oversaturated with homeless shelters. They argue the city did not do the proper review before it picked the site and prepared it to open.
Bolstering their argument, in court on Tuesday, officials revealed the city had just finished this formal analysis the day before. In it, the city examines all of the facilities in the surrounding community.
According to this analysis, there are six facilities within a half mile of the new site, including a shelter for singles, for adult families and four facilities for families with children.