Condo-Turned-Shelter Sparks Homeless Frenzy


Yesterday's news that a new building in Crown Heights had turned shelter rather than condo sent ripples through the homeless community yesterday, with a wave of hopefuls making the pilgrimage to the East New York Avenue building yesterday. "It would be a dream for me to move in here," said Jasmine Lopez, 21, who traveled from East Harlem with her 6-month-old daughter in hopes of securing one of the 67 apartments. Not everyone is as excited by the news: The Daily News reported this morning that some neighbors have started a petition to block the deal, fearing it will hurt local property values.

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