Residents rally against planned shelters in East NY

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.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of motorcycles lined a street in Greenpoint 1 Annual bike blessing held in Greenpoint
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 3 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
More than 2,000 people took part in the 4 Thousands attend NYPD Cares 5K for kids with disabilities
More than 200 Brooklyn residents received a goody 5 Expecting moms attend massive baby shower in E. Flatbush

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