Borough president delivers presents to kids in Crown Heights shelter

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CROWN HEIGHTS -

A Brooklyn shelter received a special holiday surprise from Borough President Eric Adams.

Adams and his staff visited the shelter on Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights Tuesday with bags of donated presents for the children there.

The shelter is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Turning the Tide on Homelessness Initiative, which aims to keep people in the shelter system in the neighborhoods where they’re from and to reduce stress and ease the transition of moving to another community or even another borough.

“Those who have means should be giving to those who are in need,” said Adams. “And then we are getting into the true spirit of Christmas.”

Despite some pushback from the community for the building's development, officials say the shelter is one of the first of its kind, with more than 130 temporary shelter units and more than 30 affordable housing units. 

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