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    Homeless Sent To Crown Heights

    A homeless shelter for families is set to open soon in a new apartment building on Rogers Avenue in Crown Heights; local residents say they are prepared to fight it. Full Story

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    Yup
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    Yup

    I’m glad we had a revolt 20 years ago.
    Where is our great Vadd hakall?

    Why
    Guest
    Why

    Why would we fight helping someone?

    We are a bunch of losers
    Guest
    We are a bunch of losers

    The city dumps all their garbage on Crown Heights because nobody stands up to protest. A homeless shelter is the worst possible thing for the community. These “homeless” are not just unfortunate innocent people who lost their jobs. They are low-life, violent druggies.

    You think BP or Willi would allow this? You think they would allow a massive Labor Day parade?

    Hmmmmm
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    Hmmmmm

    Perhaps this will finally bring down the crazy housing prices!

    Good
    Guest
    Good

    Maybe that will finally bring down housing prices and make ch affordable. Homeless or hipsters pick your poison?

    No rabbis and no vaad
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    No rabbis and no vaad

    We have zero here no rabbis and no vaad elections in 10 years and no נציגים

    to 3
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    to 3

    not that i approve of our Jewish community council, but your racist comment in an embarrassment to out community and shows a lack of understanding about the dynamics at play,a labor day parade down 13th (or for that matter a non Jewish homeless shelter) wouldn’t make sense because there are almost no non Jews in those areas. like it or not, crown heights (especially near rogers)is mostly none Jewish

    CHer
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    CHer

    home prices keep going up, quality of life keeps going down. not sure which is moving quicker.

    yossi stern
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    yossi stern

    I seem to be getting an abundance of responses and messages from ppl who appreciate a real name to a hot topic comment… so here is another one, how dare the community leaders allow this news to go unannounced for so long while the city built this building with the intentions of housing the homeless in our community. It will be an uphill battle to rescind this city plan at this late stage. The city chooses the least desirable neighborhoods for the homeless, and clearly saw CH as a perfect dumping ground! The chjcc should be out getting thousands to… Read more »

    Nice
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    Nice

    The clowns on government here just got more comical. So everyone who bought a house at a premium will see the value go waaaay down.

    To #3
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    To #3

    Used to think like you until I saw the reality. Homeless shelters abound with drug addicts and dangerous people. Of course they should be helped but not to the detriment of local families and their children. That’s why shelters are usually in more commercial areas- where even those of the residents who have severe sociopathic issues can get help without putting those around them at risk.

    I bet..
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    I bet..

    I bet these same people opposing the homeless .. are all in to ALLOW illegal refugees into the country! hypocrites!

    #3 PEOPLE ARE NOT GARBAGE!!!!!
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    #3 PEOPLE ARE NOT GARBAGE!!!!!

    Just because someone is homeless it does not make them garbage! These are families who are struggling. Thank G-d that you do not have that struggle and try to think of ways you can help instead of judging.

    WHERE ARE OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS ?
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    WHERE ARE OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS ?

    It seems that the only time they are visible is when there is an opportunity for them to be in a photo-op with politicians. I am sure that they will make sure that they will be with the Mayor tomorrow night at the Tzivos Hashem dinner. Instead of being inside yearning for those photos with the Mayor and other politicians they should be organizing a demonstration outside to protest the City’s dumping the dredges of society on our doorstep. Even the Blacks are fighting against these shelters being put in our midst. The ironic part is that we could have… Read more »

    Crow Hill Penitentiary
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    Crow Hill Penitentiary

    That’s the same location where the Crow Hill Penitentiary was located in the 19th Century. So things could be worse.

    Housing for the homeless, but not for CH Families!
    Guest
    Housing for the homeless, but not for CH Families!

    When we are at the point where a hardworking family can get a decent apartment for a reasonable price in Crown Heights, then we can talk about making room for homeless families here!
    That building could house ALREADY LOCAL families who are willing to pay but can’t pay the obscene prices charged here now.

    You think it's bad now?
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    You think it's bad now?

    Wait till it opens, crime will skyrocket even more. You think those vagrants will stick around their fancy new apartments? They will be wandering up to Beis Rivka to check out the kiddies; breaking into your cars; stealing everything off your porches; mugging you at all hours. I will bet dollars to donuts that a few dangerous or severely mentally ill people will be snuck in – and there won’t be any supervision, not for them, not for any of them. Regardless of your feelings about cooperation with our neighbors, now is the time to join forces. We do bring… Read more »

    Other side of the coin
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    Other side of the coin

    Sorry guys – what about our own homeless? I know for a fact if a lady who is very happy the shelter is moving here. She is estranged from her abusive husband. A new baalas tshuvah and an orphan she entered our schools but wasn’t trained for any parnusa. Now she can’t make much money and can’t afford rent so she is stuck in a shelter. She is thrilled to be able to live among her peers while she gets her feet on the ground.

    Thanks  Yossi Stern for your comments & your concern
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    Thanks Yossi Stern for your comments & your concern

    Thanks Yossi Stern for your comments & your concern. We’re with you.

    NIMBY ?
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    NIMBY ?

    How sad. All people need our help.

    Racism
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    Racism

    It’s so sad how instead of siding with the the blacks, who have a history of hate just like us, we hate them the most.

    mixed feelings
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    mixed feelings

    while i’m aware that there are many homeless families who are simply without mazel, i am very wary of the caliber of homeless the city will be housing in these apartments, especially given the fact that we rarely put up a real fight about inyonei ha’shchunah. we must, at least, find legal grounds to check public records of the people moving in to these projects.. if they have no criminal records, they’re entitled to a break; however, those who do have criminal records ( not the jay-walking or littering type) should NOT be housed in a family based neighborhood such… Read more »

    Outragious
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    Outragious

    I understand that the homeless need a place to live, but what about the hardworking people of Crown Heights, they need affordable housing, why didn’t our Leaders think about that, why doesn’t DeBlasio find a place for the homeless in Park Slope where he lives

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