Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Brooklyn folks get court order to stop shelter

From NY1:

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The homeless are a blight on our city. Bus ticket therapy for all.

Michael A. said...

IN THE MEANTIME. HERE IN MASPETH, OUR PROGESSIVE/SOCIALIST LOCAL POLITICAL HACK/POS COUNCILWOMEN AND JOE ADDABO FILED A BULLSHIT LAWSUIT AGAINST THE CITY TO STOP THE USE OF A LOCAL HOTEL AS A SHELTER. THESE TWO POLITICAL ASSCLOWNS TIMED THE LAWSUIT TO BE FILED DURING THE COUNCILS CHRISTMAS BREAK, NOW WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING THIS POS PULLED THE LAWSUIT AND FOLDED. THIS WOMEN, (WHO IS THE CUSIN OF "VIRGINIA JOE" CROWLEY, THAT IS THE HEAD OF THE QUEENS LIBRETARDS POLITICAL MACHINE BUT LIVES WITH HIS FAMILY IN VIRGINIA AND ALSO PROPED UP CURRUPT GRACE MENG), IS A PROGRESSIVE, SOCIALIST POS THAT ALTHOUGH SHE WAS AGINST FORMER MAYOR BLOOMSHORTS RUNNING A THIRD TERM IS GOING TO RUN AGAIN. SHE WANTS THE SHELTER IN MASPETH BECAUSE PLAN A BY MAYOR WILHELM WINDBAGGIO WAS TO PLACE IT IN GLENDALE, WHERE SHE LIVES. WE NEED SOMEONE LIKE TRUMP HERE AS MAYOR TO DRAIN THE SWAMP KNOWN AS THE PRO LIB-RETARD, DUNMBO-CRAT CITY COUNCIL!!

Anonymous said...

Fight...resist and protest but the city will do whatever it wants too. It does not care. Shelters at one corner and a prison on the other.
Yet they blame Trump for the fact people do not want to travel here....it's not about him it's about hotels running as a shelter and a functional hotel. Really do you blame them for not coming?