Christine Quinn Furious Over City’s Proposed 12-Story Homeless Shelter

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — There’s a battle brewing over the proposal of a big homeless shelter in Manhattan.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

Council speaker Christine Quinn, usually a staunch Bloomberg ally, is furious at the administration’s court attempt to knock down a city law limiting the size of homeless shelters to 200 beds.

“They are in these papers, which they gave us no notification of in the council’s office or the speaker’s office, challenging the legality of a law that the city has followed for 13 years,” said Quinn.

The controversy centers on a proposed 12-story, 328 bed homeless shelter in Quinn’s district.

“That’s not good for the neighborhood and it’s not good for the homeless people,” she said.

The council is joining in a lawsuit filed to block the shelter from opening.

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  1. August says:

    Why not get the homeless into REAL HOUSING and bypass these prison-like shelter POVERTY PIMPS?

  2. M.A.D says:

    WE ARE ALL GOING TO LIVE IN A SHELTER SOON IF THERE ARE NO JOBS AND THE RENT CONTINUES TO RISE. SO CHRISTINE, GET USE TO IT!!

  3. Da Capo says:

    Considering what will run next for our Mayor you will be
    very happy with Quinn,believe me.
    25th street loft owners are just worried their co-op lofts will be worth zero now.
    They are probably right.

  4. Donny Moss says:

    Here’s why Quinn cannot be trusted, regardless of what side of the issue she’s on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXoANkQh93I

  5. Vik says:

    If this homeless shelter was going to house 12 stories of homeless lesbiens and gays, would she still be ranting? ‘Nuf said.

  6. Geneva Bayette says:

    I am shocked these liberals would hire Giluiani’s law firm on behalf
    of their property values NIMBY, just shocked!.
    No wonder Quinn stepped back a little till now.
    Welcome your neighbors with open arms and teach your kids to play
    with their kids ,teach them to eat on the sleezy looking 1 dollar a slice
    pizzeria on the corner ,which replaced the porn store that was there for
    over 10 years,that was cool with you all ,but homeless drug addicts near
    you,does not make the cut in yo’ Trader Joe’s village.

  7. Socrates says:

    Gee ,I feel so sorry for the poor in debt Loft dweller-owners on West 25th street
    Sixth to seventh avenues that do not want these undesirable Humans on their
    block,they were so mad ,they hired Rudy Giuliani ‘s law firm to keep this from
    happening and now it is happening ,poor babies,yes in their eyes there goes
    the neighborhood and the value of our loft investments.poor babies again.

  8. rob says:

    Typo: “nor opposed”

  9. kendra says:

    so then were are they supposed to live the streets then and i have news for some people on this sight not all the homeless people are beggars out in the street some of them are just waiting for a chance to better themdelves thats all.some of them are very very decent hard working people uno.

  10. Michael says:

    Quinn waited until the 11th hour to intervene — after she knew it was too late. Now, she’s pretending to care about this issue to curry favor with her constituents. Quinn is a phony and a liar — about this and just about everything else.

  11. ? says:

    LADIES & GENTS YOUR NEW MAYOR CHRISTINE VANDY KE QUINN…

  12. DON says:

    AAW.. TO BAD FOR CHRISTINE QUINN… SHE RAMMED GAY MARRIAGE DOWN OUR THROATS NOW SHE IS OFFENDED BECAUSE OF THE HOMLESS BEING TO CLOSE TO HER MILLION DOLLAR APARTMENT… LETS TAKE A VOTE! 10 YEAS FOR THE HOMELESS ….. 0 YEAS FOR CHRISTINE QUINN!.

  13. BLOOMBERGISAFASCIST says:

    oh yea chrisitne.
    well we the people are still wondering why you and your cronies in the city council overrode the will and VOTE of the citizens on nyc to term limits and stuck us with lord bloomberg for another ILLEGAL term
    what comes around goes around sweetheart. now you know how we feel
    REAP IT BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    p.s. not only do i hope they expand it to a 100 beds, but i hope it is within 2 blocks of your million dollar apartment and get hassled by these people for money every single day of the week

    ps.s. i would like tpo ask the lowlives who run this website why this post was taken down???????????????
    this is the 2nd time i am posting this because the CBS NAZIS removed it.
    why?? i did not curse. i did not use any slurs. so why was this post removed????????
    and why would some crybaby take insult to this post. ny’ers are such wimps nowadays it is sickening

  14. suburban slime says:

    i agree ? she should take her butt back to long isalnd where she came from. god, remember the good ole days when we actually voted for native ny’ers for office. now we elect mayors from the suburbs and city council people

  15. localhero says:

    ignorance is f-ing funny!!!
    you sound like a real winner.
    a-hole.
    go fall down a manhole and clean up some trash.

  16. NYCBOY says:

    Apparently you’re inviting us to build it right next door to your house!!!
    YAY! Thanks you hater.

  17. BLOOMBERGISAFASCIST says:

    i meant a 1000 beds, not a 100

  18. VY says:

    She’s not against the shelter, she’s against a shelter that large, totally larger than any other shelter. Knock it back to less than 200 beds and she would probably back it.

  19. Samantha S. says:

    Usually, I support Christine Quin. But I’m in total disagreement with her on this. I understand no one wants a shelter in their back yard. But it’s already there, just a tad smaller. And there are more than 200 homeless in her district. If they aren’t in the shelter, they are on the street on our door stoops. What’s better? A housed human? Or a desperate person on your doorsteps? Re-think this, rep Quinn…you’re on the wrong side of this issue for once…

    1. NYCBOY says:

      So Samantha – YOU’RE CLEARLY WILLING TO HAVE IT BUILT RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO YOUR HOUSE, RIIIIIGHT?!

      1. Samantha S. says:

        I live here. I have homeless in my neighborhood. I walk home at night and encounter them strewn about on the ground and begging at all hours. Yes. I’d rather have a SHELTER in my backyard…where these people exist already, so that they are inside and not desperate and a threat on the street. Yes. Yes I would.

        And keep in mind…there already IS a shelter there. It’s just 1/3 smaller than the increase in beds the mayor’s seeking to provide. Perspective is everything. In an ideal world, there would be no homelessness problem. But this is not an ideal world. This is New York City. Not a cushy suburb that never sees this poverty. We aren’t importing them, they are HERE. We have to deal with it in a real-world way. Beds mean they are off the street. Off the street means safer for me and my family. Trust me, homeless don’t commute. They are here already and we need a solution.

      2. confused says:

        samantha, i have a homeless shelter in my neighborhood and now theres just more people begging than there was before

  20. Nick says:

    Typical two faced lib. She/It’s all “For The People”. As long as the “people” involved is not “One of Those People”.

    1. no more freedoms says:

      amen brother
      isnt it hilarious

    2. NYCBOY says:

      And with Nick’s Commitment to hosting 200+ homeless people in a building next door to his house, he solves the problem! Way to go – big guy!!! Thanks for taking the bullet for the rest of us. Freak.

      1. Nick says:

        You’re NYC BOY. By definition, you’re the same slime as the homeless. You should be happy to be living with your bros. And nope, I’m not a hypocrite. I’m all for sterilizing them all so that the problems are solved in one generation. I don’t say one thing and do another like you libs. You libs want to tax me to “help” the homeless? Than help the homeless. Lying sacks of turds.

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