Save Murray Hill - Stop The Renwick From Becoming The Poorly Planned 16th Shelter

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Jimmy Rein
Jan 8, 2021
To provide better security in nyc reduced as much crime as possible

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Summer Hawley
Jan 5, 2021
Safety and children.

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Adriana Chavez
Jan 5, 2021
We have too many shelters in this area.

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Charna Gerstenhaber
Jan 5, 2021
The homeless and seemingly mentally unstable population in this neighborhood is so bad now that I don’t go out after dark and it’s often frightening during the day. Enough. At least provide some added police patrolling. I never see any police.

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Bindiya Jadoo
Dec 29, 2020
This will bring the values down in the area

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Meaghan McCallister
Dec 20, 2020
We have TOO MANY SHELTERS nearby in this area! There are homeless loitering on the streets and it creates an uncomfortable and unpleasant environment. I know I personally avoid businesses and restaurants when there is a homeless person loitering outside. When there is a homeless person camping out in the ATM vestibule I have to go out of my way to go to another ATM. I’m sure I’m not the only one. If I owned a business I would not want homeless people loitering outside my store front. And I would not take a job in an office building where they were homeless people hanging around outside. I also would not purchase a property near a homeless shelter or if they were homeless people hanging out on the street near the property. It’s not fair to the people who own property in the area or have their office is there or own or work at the business there. You cannot just drop these mentally unstable people in the middle of our neighborhood. Find somewhere else to put them. There are plenty of underutilized under populated areas that are less densely crowded with fewer businesses and office buildings where you can put them with much less inconvenience to the surrounding area. There are plenty of areas on the outskirts of the city that are less crowded where you could put them. By dropping them off here you will decimate the value of all the surrounding real estate and people will avoid the area like the plague. What about Governors Island? Isn’t the entire island empty? Why not build a giant shelter in the middle of the island and give everybody a permanent home there? These people need help and they need a home and they need resources like counselors and therapists, but it should not be at the expense of the tax paying citizens who are trying to live their lives without being in fear of mentally ill attacking them or having to see the streets covered in feces or drug needles

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Karen Arends
Dec 16, 2020
We chose to live and raise our family in Murray Hill because it was a safe neighborhood, however it doesn’t feel that way anymore. Please don’t allow the neighborhood to suffer even more than it has.

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Stacy gutterman
Dec 15, 2020
Allen and Stacy Gutterman
We have to many shelters in our area already, and they are to close to schools

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Tanya Codispodi
Dec 15, 2020
With so many homeless shelters, I have seen no increase in the amount of cops patrolling our now sketchy streets. I barely go out at night anymore.