Breaking: Court Blocks Carroll Gardens Homeless Shelter

The New York Supreme Court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the use of 165 West 9th Street in violation of civil or state codes, according to the Coalition for Carroll Gardens. The luxury apartment building designed by architect Robert Scarano was dogged for years with problems with the city’s building department and codes and was never occupied until Hurricane Sandy sent 120 homeless veterans there earlier this month. Nonprofit shelter operator Housing Solutions USA has said it intends to open a permanent homeless shelter for 170 men in that location, which local residents and politicians oppose. A preliminary hearing for an injunction is scheduled for Dec. 7. Meanwhile, the displaced homeless veterans relocated back to their original shelter location in Queens on Nov. 16, so 165 West 9th Street is empty for the moment.
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Photo by Pardon Me For Asking

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