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Maspeth Protesters Trash De Blasio As Shelter Residents Move In

Hours after the NYC Department of Homeless Services announced that it would no longer be converting a Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens into a homeless shelter for families, local residents were fuming over DHS's decision to rent 30 rooms in the hotel to house employed homeless men. At a protest in front of the hotel on Monday night, many saw a bait-and-switch on the part of the city, which cited "local opposition" in its decision to scrap the shelter yet immediately moved 30 men into the hotel.
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