It seems the neighborhood has successfully fought the city's attempt to make this armory into one of the largest homeless intake centers.
The present plans are for it to remain a shelter and have the used space go to a recreation center or some type of public use.
...the city even has put some money on the table to make it happen.
DNA Info » Hundreds sleep there each night, while the enormous drill hall is used for storage.
City officials and community advocates yearn to see that storage space opened up to the community, much like the EIghth Avenue Armory in neighboring Park Slope.
City Councilwoman Letitia James, Speaker Christine Quinn and Brooklyn Borough President Mary Markowitz have all thrown their weight behind the project.
Now, after years of advocacy and elbow grease, they may soon get their wish. Wednesday's request for proposals was put out jointly by the New York Economic City Development Corporation and the DHS.