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‘Shut it Down,’ Crown Heights Locals Tell City Over Homeless Shelter

(DNAINFO)  Rachel Holliday Smith | March 6, 2017 —  At a raucous public meeting Saturday, a plan to put a 106-bed men’s shelter on Bergen Street — one of 90 homeless shelters planned by the mayor citywide — was met with near-unanimous anger and contempt from locals, who told city officials to “shut it down.”

Questions about security at the site and criticism of the city’s communication about the shelter, set to open March 22 at 1173 Bergen St., were top of mind for many attendees of the standing-room-only meeting inside the newly renovated shelter.

For nearly three hours, representatives from the mayor’s office, the Human Resources Administration and CORE Services, the group running the shelter, tried to answer inquiries through repeated interruptions and outbursts from the frustrated crowd.

Source: ‘Shut it Down,’ Crown Heights Locals Tell City Over Homeless Shelter – Crown Heights – DNAinfo New York