NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Residents on the Upper West Side were protesting another planned homeless shelter in their neighborhood. The concerned voiced their concerns at a community board meeting Tuesday night.
The City plans to open a homeless shelter for 200 men at the Alexander Hotel on West 94th Street near West End Avenue.READ MORE: Tri-State Area Police Departments Travel To Harlem In Tribute To Fallen NYPD Officer Jason Rivera
People in the neighborhood said the area is already saturated with shelters, rehab centers and housing projects, and they worry another shelter will bring more problems.READ MORE: NYPD: Wounded Officer Wilbert Mora Being Transferred To NYU Langone Medical Center, Still In Critical Condition
“Enough is enough because it will throw off the street life and make things more dangerous for people to walk down the street and we have school children to protect,” said resident Aaron Biller.
The City’s Department of Homeless Services said they have a responsibility to provide temporary, emergency shelter to people in need.MORE NEWS: Police: 62-Year-Old Pushed Onto Subway Tracks In Lower Manhattan