BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, NY (PIX11)—Instead of being at the playground, about a dozen kids took to the streets in protest of a new homeless shelter coming to their Brooklyn neighborhood.
"It's a good lesson for them in speaking out for what they believe in," said Deborah Henry, from Brownsville.
Kids held homemade signs and chanted "No More Shelters" with their parents standing by.
Five schools and a playground are within a mile of the new 200-bed homeless shelter planned for 14-24 Herkimer Street. Now, angry parents are poised on suing the City.
"Since we are not getting an answer we are getting a lawyer," said Hector Matias, who lives across the street from the proposed shelter site. There's even a Facebook page to drum up support for the fight.
"Children roam free and play here. There's a playground just across the street," said Earth Stevens, the President of the 1400 Block Association. "What was the City thinking?"
Despite construction to the shelter being well underway, the Department of Homeless Services continues to tell PIX11 News the plan for a shelter is still under review.
"Why don't they put one near Gracie Mansion?" a man asked himself while standing just outside the construction zone for the new shelter.