Councilman Jumaane Williams, East Flatbush residents protest construction involving homeless shelter

The community says the large project is an extreme hazard to people living nearby.

The community says the large project is an extreme hazard to people living nearby. (9/16/13)

BROOKLYN - A local politician is joining East Flatbush residents to protest a massive construction project in their neighborhood.

Councilman Jumaane Williams and other community members say the building of a large homeless shelter at 4612 Glenwood Road is an extreme hazard to people living nearby. Tenants have even reported clouds of dust filtering into their homes.

Several stop work orders were issued during the first weeks of construction, including one for a ruptured gas line that forced the temporary evacuation of the surrounding area.

Protesters say they're pushing for the large project to be downsized or relocated.  

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