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Public hearing on proposed homeless shelter

October 24, 2012 7:29:41 PM PDT
An anxious crowd of people in Brooklyn voiced their opposition to a new homeless shelter proposed in their neighborhood.

Residents packed a public hearing in Carroll Gardens voicing their concerns over the shelter which would be built on West 9th Street in the middle of a blossoming block, not far from a day care center.

The shelter would house 170 men.

The building was originally supposed to be high-end rental units.

When the apartments failed to fill up, the owner decided to rent the building to the city.

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