Welcome to Blissville — population 475.
It's a pocket of Long Island City with small homes, a few apartment buildings and businesses like chop shops and carting companies.
"We have no laundromats, we have no grocery stores, we have no amenities," said Erika Clooney, owner of Bantry Bay Publick House on Greenpoint Avenue.
Two doors doors down is the City View Inn, now a city homeless shelter with 114 single men.
Four blocks away an 82-room former Best Western shelters homeless families.
And soon, a Fairfield Inn will house 154 homeless families.
Clooney says this isn't a case of 'not in my back yard', but enough is enough.
"We're doing our fair share, we have two homeless shelters in this community as is. A third will now outnumber us," Clooney said.
The city Department of Homeless Services says the new shelter will be the first of its kind — a permanent facility offering temporary housing and services to elderly couples and families with adult children.
The agency says that when it opens the two nearby shelters will be phased out, part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to move away from temporary solutions — like using hotels — to fight the homeless crisis.
Local leaders including City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer are skeptical.
"This quote un quote permanent shelter is just a Fairfield Inn being repurposed once again. And that's not what we should be doing with the homeless is continuing to warehouse them in commercial hotels," Van Bramer said.
This week residents protested at City Hall. They say they're also fighting for the homeless people who deserve better.
"It's about the most vulnerable people right now in New York City," said Blissville Civic Association Vice President Marie Davis.
But the city says it is moving ahead with its plan and homeless families from Queens will be given priority to be placed in the new shelter. It's supposed to open by summer.
A mayoral aide said, "This decades-old challenge wasn’t created overnight and it won’t be solved overnight, but we are headed in the right direction."
Back in Blissville, anxious residents say they are anything but blissful as they face what could be a doubling of the population almost overnight.