Neighbors seek answers for sudden change at Throgs Neck building

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Tenants of a Throgs Neck building that is used as office space say they have been suddenly asked to leave without reason, leading to false rumors of how it will be re-purposed.

Mary Fayet, a Throgs Neck resident who lives near the office building, says she has heard the building may turn into a homeless shelter. Rumors have been fueled even more by photos of mattresses being loaded into the building’s basement.

The building at 2800 Buckner Blvd. has been used as office space for years, and other neighbors say a potential change could attract crime.

News 12 The Bronx got in contact with the building’s owner and found that the building will not become a homeless shelter, but instead a wellness center.

Michael Fernandes, the building’s owner, says that if all goes as planned, the building will house five health and wellness companies, a place for physicians and recovery coaches for those suffering from drug addictions and mental illnesses and even a gym for children with autism.

The city’s Department of Homeless Services further denied the rumors, saying they have no plans to use the building.

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