By REUVEN FENTON
Publication: The New York Post
Date: Monday, August 2 2010
Residents of a Brooklyn community have been living in fear since a dozen-plus neighborhood properties were converted into illegal boardinghouses crammed with the homeless, psych patients and ex-cons — including pedophiles and junkies.
“They’ve brought the neighborhood down so badly, it’s unbelievable!” said Priscella Miller, 60, of the deluge of unsavory characters who have moved into the converted houses along a 15-block stretch in East New York in the last two years.
“We’re surrounded. We feel like we’re being bombarded with them,” she said of the area that stretches from Pitkin to Dumont avenues between Pennsylvania and Schenck avenues.