The Home for Little Wanderers, a 200 year-old social services agency, realized several years ago that it was cash-challenged but land-rich. Its 2.5-acre site on the Jamaicaway was worth millions. But the effort to sell out to a developer who vowed to work with the neighborhood has run into fierce opposition from residents who view the his plans as a setback for working-class residents. The sale is hanging in the balance of this fight between natural allies.
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