The Department of Homeless Services has moved 42 homeless single men into the Comfort Inn at 123-28 82 Ave. in Kew Gardens, just across the street from Borough Hall, according to Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills).
The lawmaker told the Chronicle on Monday that the individuals were moved into the facility on Saturday, one day after the DHS and the Mayor's Office told her about the plan.
"I asked them how could they do this. They called me right before a religious holiday," Koslowitz said referring to Yom Kippur, which began at sundown on Friday. "You call me right before a holiday that I observe so I can't do anything about it? That's not right.
"I'm fighting it," she added. "My engine is running."
Wow, Karen sure is upset! Yet she signed this dopey letter along with a bunch of other Queens tweeders (facing minimal to no opposition in November) to show support of Liz Crowley's stupid request to put a community jail in the same area:
The Kew Gardens complex is too small to hold the inmates that Queens would be responsible for and the City is reportedly already looking at multiple sites. Let's do the math...10 jails currently on Rikers Island, and 5 boroughs (minus Staten Island which BDB announced wouldn't get any)...
You'd think as lawmakers they would hammer out the details on where the replacement jails will go BEFORE throwing their support behind the Dope from Park Slope's plant to close Rikers, but then again, THIS IS QUEENS where the promotion of real estate deals always comes before any kind of responsible representation.