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Town hall on proposed shelter

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:30 am

The proposed homeless shelter for 200 men to be located at 78-16 Cooper Ave. beginning in the first half of 2020 will be the subject of a town hall on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village) is hosting the meeting, which will be held at PS/IS 119 at 74-01 78 Ave. in Glendale.

Invited guests include Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing), state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach), Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills), Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) and the Glendale-Middle Village Coalition.

Call (718) 366-3900 for more information or email district30@council.nyc.gov.

The site has been an ongoing source of controversy since the city first proposed it as a location for homeless men.

Many in the area fought the plan, including Holden, who was president of the Juniper Park Civic Association at the time of the announcement.

There was also talk of the former factory being made into a school but now the plan is for a shelter after all.

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