Plan for second Chinatown homeless shelter nixed after criticism

City Hall has nixed plans to open a new homeless shelter in Chinatown, following a wave of complaints from local residents that their Lower Manhattan neighborhood was being overwhelmed by needy New Yorkers.

The Department of Homeless Services told residents Monday it was ending its effort to open a 94-room shelter at 231 Grand Street, the site of a former Best Western hotel.

The decision came after the local community board voted 37-6 to oppose the project.

Officials yanked the Grand Street shelter proposal just a week after it pulled plans for the second of what was once three planned shelters in the area,

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