The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Demonstration against relocation of homeless intake center to Bedford-Atlantic Armory
Start Date: 
May 8, 2008 - 1:00pm
Topic : 
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Crown Heights Revitalization Movement
City Hall steps
City Hall, Manhattan
United States

The city is closing the only Homeless Intake Center in Manhattan and moving this intake function FOR THE WHOLE CITY to the Bedford-Atlantic Shelter in Brooklyn.

Your chance to protest this is now.

There will be a demonstration & press conference on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan this Thursday (May 8th) at 1pm.

The press conference is sponsored by elected officials, community leaders, and non-profit organizations who are strongly opposed to the city’s plan to require homeless men from Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx to come to the already over stretched shelter at Bedford & Atlantic in Brooklyn.

This is a disservice both to the homeless and to our community. How can the already badly run center at Bedford & Atlantic cope with this new function? How can our community cope with this change? Why should Brooklyn be the intake center for all five boroughs when 60% of the homeless men are in Manhattan?

Add your support to the elected officials & others who oppose this disastrous plan by assembling at the security booth at the Park Row entrance to City Hall in Manhattan at 12:45pm on Thursday May 8th.

Open to: 
General public