Residents rally against planned shelters in East NY

Residents of East New York protested on Saturday after the city proposed two new homeless shelters in their neighborhood.The proposal would put a men's shelter

BROOKLYN - Residents of East New York protested on Saturday after the city proposed two new homeless shelters in their neighborhood.

The proposal would put a men's shelter at 645 Van Siclen Ave., near a day care center, and a women's shelter on Blank Avenue.

An advocacy group called Samartian Village argues that its neighborhood already has several homeless shelters and the space should instead go to affordable housing.

The community board is set to vote on the shelters on May 27.

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