NEW YORK — There’s more opposition to Mayor Eric Adams’.
The relief centers first put up at Orchard Beach in the Bronx were dismantled Tuesday because of flooding concerns.
Now, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams — no relation to the mayor — and members of the Council’s immigration committee say Randall’s Island has the same environmental challenges because it’s also surrounded by water.
Council members are urging the mayor to consider indoor locations, including closed hotels in Manhattan.
Adams responded to the council Wednesday evening, saying, “I agree with them that permanent housing is a more appropriate way to deal with this … If they have some specific hotels that they’re talking about, I’m looking forward to sitting down with the council and Councilwoman Adrienne Adams, our speaker, and come up with those solutions.”
An estimated 13,000 migrants have arrived in the city on buses since the spring, sent by Republican governors in Texas and Arizona.