Bed-Stuy residents push against new shelter

The number of people staying at the city's shelters hit a record high of almost 60,000 last week, but some Brooklyn residents oppose a new

The number of people staying at the city's shelters hit a record high of almost 60,000 last week, but some Brooklyn residents oppose a new short-term facility in Bed-Stuy.

The number of people staying at the city's shelters hit a record high of almost 60,000 last week, but some Brooklyn residents oppose a new short-term facility in Bed-Stuy. (8/29/16)

BROOKLYN - The number of people staying at the city's shelters hit a record high of almost 60,000 last week, but some Brooklyn residents oppose a new short-term facility in Bed-Stuy.

They attended a town hall meeting on the issue Monday evening.

Opponents of the shelter say their community is shouldering too much of the burden. They want shelters spread out across more neighborhoods.

There is already a men's shelter down the block from the proposed new facility, and 14 within the local Community Board's footprint.

The city says the plans are not yet set in stone and the community meeting was designed to get neighborhood feedback.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The first Kick Your Game Sneaker Exposition kicked 1 Sneaker Expo kicks off at Brooklyn Stuy Dome
Police say a man is in the hospital 2 Man shot in the face in Crown Heights
Police have charged two men accused of prompting 3 2 men identified in police involved shooting
4 Neighborhood Brief for Jan. 15
Three men are accused of assaulting a man 5 3 accused of assaulting a man during Brooklyn home invasion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE