Queens lawmakers call on mayor to prevent opening of men’s shelter in Briarwood

Two Queens lawmakers are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to abandon the city’s plans to place a 175-bed men’s “barracks-type” shelter in Briarwood in 2022 that has received pushback from residents in the community. 

Councilman James Gennaro and Senator Leroy Comrie sent a letter to de Blasio slamming the proposed site at 138-50 Queens Blvd., citing a host of reasons ranging from its close proximity to a school and children’s playground to its economic impact on local business owners and homeowners. 

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