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Turkey time: Developer gave out hundreds of birds in Brownsville ahead of Turkey Day

Gobble gobble: Joyce Daniels, left, and her mother Rose Daniels show off their free turkeys at the Plaza housing complex on Lott Avenue on Nov. 21.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

Hundreds of New Yorkers turned out for a free — plucked — turkey outside the Plaza housing complex In Brownsville on Nov. 21, courtesy of an affordable housing developer.

The developer Omni New York, which distributed 400 turkeys at the development on Lott Avenue at New Lots Avenue, said cutbacks to social services are just one of the reasons it is proud offer traditional Thanksgiving feasts to Brooklynites in need.

“This year, thousands of low-income New Yorkers face a Thanksgiving with reduced food stamps and only the possibility of a traditional turkey dinner,” said Miranda Sanders, an Omni account executive.

The Bronx gobbled up even more of Omni’s turkey love, taking home 1,755 birds in all.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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