Facebook video sheds some light on a closed-door meeting on proposed Maspeth homeless shelter
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A five-minute clip of a secret meeting earlier this month regarding the proposed homeless shelter in Maspeth showed community leaders urging city officials to delay the shelter’s opening. The clip was uploaded on Aug. 20 to the Maspeth 11378 Facebook group by Tony Magno, who was in attendance for the Aug. 3 meeting at the Maspeth public […]

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Nonprofit wants to turn former Ozone Park coffee factory into a homeless shelter
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A transitional facility has been proposed for a former coffee factory in Ozone Park, according to a letter given to Community Board 9. The facility is being planned by a nonprofit group called Breaking Ground, which seeks to help homeless people with immediate needs, such as food, bathing and short-term shelter. Still early in its […]

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Official public hearing on Maspeth homeless shelter set to take place on August 31
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City officials will formally present plans to open a homeless shelter at the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth during a public hearing that Community Board 5 (CB 5) scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31. The session will take place at 7 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the Knockdown Center, located at 52-19 Flushing Ave., at the corner […]

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No, Councilwoman Crowley didn’t make a secret deal regarding Maspeth and Glendale homeless shelters
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Soon after the news broke that Maspeth was about to get a homeless shelter for adults, a wild rumor began circulating through the community that the plan was the result of a political horse trade. It started when a local blog, Queens Crap, claimed on Aug. 4 that Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley was secretly in favor […]

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Thousands of Maspeth residents come out to protest the proposed homeless shelter
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Maspeth has a crystal clear message for Mayor Bill de Blasio, his administration and the Department of Homeless Services (DHS): don’t put a homeless shelter there. Thunder, lightning, rain and oppressing heat couldn’t keep thousands of residents from Maspeth and the surrounding areas from packing into the Martin Luther High School gym on Thursday night to state […]

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