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City Calls Off Maspeth Shelter Plan Citing 'Local Opposition'

The NYC Department of Homeless Services said in a statement late Monday afternoon that it is no longer pursuing a plan to convert a Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens into a new 110-bed homeless shelter for families with adult children. Instead, a spokeswoman said, DHS will rent out 30 rooms in the hotel, located at 59-40 55th Road, to employed men. The city began moving men into the facility today.
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