Seniors call for upgrade of cramped Soundview center

A center for the elderly in Soundview has become so popular, it is bursting at the seams and desperately needs to be expanded or moved, according to seniors who frequent the center.

Seniors say the building, which belongs to the New York City Housing Authority, was erected in 1962 and is too small to accommodate about 250 people who are fed there daily.

The group is now trying to enlist the help of Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Soundview) to either build an addition to the James Monroe Senior Center, or relocate it to a new facility. Crowley says he plans on working with other local officials to see how they can alleviate the problem of overcrowding.

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