The city has removed 39 Level 2 and 3 sex offenders from the Skyway homeless shelter in South Ozone Park, Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) announced at Community Board 10 last Thursday.
“We have been going back and forth with the Department of Homeless Services for weeks about the issue and they have removed every sex offender from the shelter as of today” the Councilman announced to applause.
The facility, a former motel at 132-30 South Conduit Ave. on the outskirts of JFK Airport, houses over 100 people and has been controversial since it changed from a family shelter to a men’s shelter in February 2011.
That change happened without anyone in the community knowing. Two blocks from the shelter is PS 124 and across the Belt Parkway is a park frequented by neighborhood children.