STOP THE PROPOSED HOMELESS SHELTER OPENING AT THE FAIRFIELD INN BY MARRIOT 5234 VAN DAM ST
We the undersigned are opposed to the proposed homeless shelter at the Fairfield Inn by Marriot at 52-34 Van Dam St., Long Island City, New York. Our community currently has 3 homeless shelters within 1.5 miles from this location, two of which are located just .2 and .5 miles from this location. The takeover of this location by NYC Department of Homeless services will replace a thriving tourist industry, affecting the revenue of several small businesses in the area, causing neighborhood residents to live in fear, and driving property values within this neighborhood to plummet. The Department of Homeless Services cannot continue to target Queens, and especially this small section of Long Island City, to bear the societal and economic burden of yet another homeless hotel in our neighborhood.