NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stood on the sidewalk in front of the Sunset Park Library, describing the new $25 million project about to begin, he was heckled by residents opposed to the venture.

“A new expanded library will soon rise here topped by 50 truly affordable apartments,” Schneiderman said.

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But a number of community residents were having none of it, WCBS 880′ Rich Lamb reports.

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Claiming the project was sprung on them, they shouted at Schneiderman and Borough President Eric Adams as they spoke.

“This is going to be a bigger library,” Adams said. “This is going to be a place where our children can understand that they can get the opportunities that they deserve.”

Resident Abe Mercado doesn’t like the housing nor the libraries being closed for 18 months.

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“Why not somewhere else? Not here,” Mercado insisted.