Williamsbridge residents lose fight to stop shelter opening

Williamsbridge residents lost a fight to prevent a shelter from opening in their neighborhood.

Residents and Community Board 12 have been against the project from the beginning. Residents complain the shelter will ruin their quality of life. The former nursing home is being renovated to house 90 homeless families.

Community Board 12s district manager says the shelter is expected to open before Thanksgiving. People who live here say they plan to watch the shelter very closely and at the first sign of trouble, they say they will call the police.

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