LIC residents stage back-to-back protests against third homeless shelter in Blissville area

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-12), center, speaks in support at a protest in front of Gracie Mansion today, with residents of Blissville, an isolated corner in southwestern Long Island City, against the imposition by DHS of a third shelter in the tiny community — raising the homeless population to one greater than the residential population, May 14, 2018.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney speaks at a protest in front of Gracie Mansion on May 14, against the imposition by DHS of a third shelter in Blissville.

Blissville residents and elected officials came together on May 14 and 15 to protest the siting of the third homeless shelter in the small Long Island City community.

These protests come in the wake of the May 16 closure of the Fairfield Inn, the hotel which the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) plans to convert into a 300-person shelter. This new shelter, located at 52-34 Van Dam St., would be the third in Blissville within the span of a few months.

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