Gravesend residents continue to protest proposed homeless shelter

The proposed 32-room shelter will house 150 single men, but elected officials and residents are still fighting to move the shelter elsewhere.

Karina Gerry and Adolfo Carrion

Jun 15, 2024, 2:41 AM

Updated 38 days ago

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Residents are continuing to voice their concerns about a proposed shelter that could come to Gravesend.
The shelter will be at 86th Street and 25th Avenue and was first announced in 2024. According to the city's Department of Buildings, the building no longer has a stop work order on the site, meaning the developer can continue its process. However, community members and local leaders are keeping a careful eye on the work being done.
"We're sitting above... holes in the sidewalk that were made by this developer," said Assembly member William Colton. "No violation was placed, the building department says they didn't see it."
Locals tell News 12 that they are not only concerned about the condition of the worksite in their neighborhood, but also previous incidents involving seniors who were assaulted by shelter residents in the area have them concerned for community safety.
The proposed 32-room shelter will house 150 single men, but elected officials and residents are still fighting to move the shelter elsewhere.


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