Bay Ridge residents protest proposed hotel

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Bay Ridge residents and lawmakers protested the building of a proposed hotel in Bay Ridge.

Officials say that a six-story hotel is expected to be built on a vacant lot across the street from P.S. 104.

State Sen. Martin Golden joined local activists demanding answers from the buyer, Ankit Mehta, on what type of hotel will be constructed.

Golden says that he fears it will be used a homeless shelter. It would also increase the congestion of Fifth Avenue and 91st Street.

He plans to be at the vacant lot every week to stop the hotel from being built.

News 12 reached out to the developer for a comment, but they have yet to respond.

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