Emergency town hall held over proposed homeless shelter on Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York

Opponents argue that there are already more than 23 shelters between East New York and Brownsville.

Opponents argue that there are already more than 23 shelters between East New York and Brownsville. (9/24/13)

BROOKLYN - An emergency town hall was held Monday night over plans to build a new homeless shelter in East New York.

Dozens of attendees said they're hoping to stop the proposed 200 bed shelter from opening on Pennsylvania Avenue, arguing that there are already more than 23 shelters between East New York and Brownsville.

City Council member Charles Barron has joined in on the fight and is hoping to get the city to listen to the community's concerns.

Opponents have already protested the shelter and say they're planning another rally in the coming weeks.
 

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