Thursday, September 28, 2017
Another LIC hotel converted into shelter
From Sunnyside Post:
A Best Western hotel located near the Sunnyside/LIC border has become a homeless shelter, the Sunnyside Post has learned.
A hotel employee at the 38-05 Hunters Point Ave. site, reached through the hotel’s listed number, confirmed that the site will fully house homeless families, and that homeless families began coming in yesterday.
“It was a surprise for everybody,” the hotel employee said. “We only got a week notice.”
The employee said “everything changed” on Sept. 25. The date coincides with a photo tweeted on that same day showing a letter written by hotel management to employees at the Hunters Point Ave. site. It is unclear what the twitter user’s relationship to the hotel is.
“This letter is to inform you that your employment with…Best Western will be ending on September 25, 2017,” the letter written by SSN Hotels, a Delaware-based LLC, reads. “The business has been sold.” The tweet was directed to Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who replied on Sept. 26 saying that a member of his staff would follow up with the user.
Councilmember Van Bramer and the twitter user could not be reached for immediate comment.