East New York residents protest possible shelter

Some East New York residents rallied Friday at the site of a possible new homeless shelter. State Assemblyman Charles Barron met with locals at the site of the Brooklyn Developmental Center on Fountain

News 12 Staff

Feb 27, 2016, 5:04 AM

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East New York residents protest possible shelter
Some East New York residents rallied Friday at the site of a possible new homeless shelter.
State Assemblyman Charles Barron met with locals at the site of the Brooklyn Developmental Center on Fountain Avenue. He said the neighborhood is already saturated with shelters and that the state-run facility may become another shelter. 
Residents worry that it would bring more crime. "The neighborhood is like a dumping ground for shelters," said resident Edna Nixon. "That's what it has become."
A spokesman for the governor's office said, "The administration is exploring the possibility of using under-utilized state facilities for various purposes, but no decision has been made about the BDC campus."
Barron plans to hold a community meeting to prevent the shelter from materializing.


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