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Queens, N.Y., Residents Fight 3rd Homeless Shelter In Their Neighborhood

The new shelter in Blissville, Queens, will be one of 90 that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open in New York over the next year in an effort to reform the city's homeless shelter system.

The New York City Department of Homeless Services is moving forward with plans to convert a hotel into a shelter for homeless families in Blissville, Queens.

The new shelter at the Fairfield Inn will be the third to open in the tiny Long Island City neighborhood over the past few months. Residents are protesting the new shelter, which is one of 90 that Mayor Bill de Blasio in the city over the next few

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