Second Shelter Opens Doors After Lawsuit Dismissed

A second Crown Heights homeless shelter – this one catering to men, located on Bergen Street between Brooklyn and New York Aves. – has opened its doors after a judge dismissed the lawsuit against it filed by neighbors. Last week a different shelter – catering to families, located on Crown Street and Rogers Ave. – opened its doors as well after a court ruling.

from Patch:

A Brooklyn judge on Monday afternoon dismissed a lawsuit filed by Crown Heights residents against a homeless shelter for senior men planned for their neighborhood, according to the city’s Department of Homeless Services. The men will begin moving in “immediately,” the department said.

The dismissal is a win for Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s plan to open 90 homeless shelters across the city over the next five years and end the use of “cluster” and hotel sites.

Another shelter under that plan, in the southern part of the neighborhood, though, remains blocked from adding any more families following a lawsuit from a different group of neighbors.

“Today’s order dismissing the lawsuit and ending the injunction is a positive step forward for our homeless neighbors from Brooklyn who now have the opportunity to be sheltered closer to the communities they call home,” Isaac McGinn, a spokesman for DHS, told Patch.

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  • 1. disappointed wrote:

    not surprised & #3 is soon to follow congrats to all the phony do nothing politicians you have done it again! Let’s look @ the great accomplishments of Everyone there
    Rents? go higher Housing prices also continue to rise the crime rate will soon follow if not already why? 2 men’s homeless shelters not only in Crown Heights but not far from each other near where we are plus a 3rd one closer to Park slope Soon coming the ” family Shelter. Do any of those services benefit us? no If G-d forbid we need a shelter? out of luck wrong color etc! In short fewer services more thieves etc. & continuing rising housing prices with no relief for us!! Great Job Chanina Eli & Co! great Job To The CHJcc your licking & sniffing di very well didn’t it??

  • 3. ahavas yisroel wrote:

    if it just for seniors then hopefully they shouldn’t create any issues

  • 4. shg wrote:

    there is a guy living out of a derelict car on Caroll bet. Troy and Schenectady, maybe he should go there.
    and ps, the curse comment is not appropriate for us, it would have been enough to say it similar but not explicitly.
    the citizens have to make sure that things happen, its not just up to those in politics. Those in politics are working for us. Our input is needed too.


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