Tenants livid over proposal to turn building into homeless shelter
Tenants in a Greenpoint building are up in arms over a proposal that would kick them out of their homes to turn the building into a homeless shelter.
The tenants live in a three-story loft on the corner of McGuinness Boulevard.
They say it is ironically unfair to boot people from their homes to bring in homeless people from other neighborhoods.
Councilman Steve Levin is against the proposal, claiming the homeless shelter doesn't seek to address the current homeless population in the area. He says instead, it will introduce 200 more homeless men to the neighborhood.
Officials say until the city accepts the proposal and the landlord presents an empty building, the future of the shelter is on hold.