From the Irish potato famine to the 1970s fiscal crisis, immigration has been key to the city’s growth in ways that are playing out again as asylum-seekers arrive.
Shower trucks stand at the ready as Mayor Eric Adams awaits a green light from the federal government.
In a wide-ranging sit-down with THE CITY, the City Council’s leader calls for more consultation and communication from the mayor’s office when it comes to dealing with the recent waves of asylum seekers now filling shelters.
Mothers with small children — and some tykes by themselves — have become common in the subway system.
Mayor Eric Adams’ proposal to cut Promise NYC has confused providers, advocates and some City Council members.
The abrupt shutdown of a greeting area marks a breaking point in the fraying relationships between City Hall and the activist groups running the site.
The move came days after the Adams administration placed them in an elementary school gym, then faced protests.
While organizers make plans to provide showers and clothes to asylum-seekers, other New Yorkers demonstrated against their presence and what it would mean for their kids.
Some 500 asylum-seekers slept in a school gym on Staten Island over the weekend. By Monday city officials had identified six more gyms, all in Brooklyn, to cope with an evolving emergency.
Texas charities are now sending migrant families to NYC on airplanes, not buses — yet airports lack the migrant support amassed at Port Authority Bus Terminal.
While advocates threaten to sue over a mayoral order that allows barracks shelters, City Hall proposes sites that are news — even to officials who control them.
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‘We need your help,’ begged an urgent city email seeking space for migrants, the latest indication the Adams administration is hitting the panic button.
A newly unveiled memo details unusual and obscure arrangement for more than $100 million in spending on hotels and health care.
That’s not supposed to happen in a sanctuary city. Next week City Council takes up measures to strengthen that status.
As Brooklyn Borough President, the mayor delivered $2.2 million in public dollars. But as Adams moves migrants in, his Economic Development Corporation just canceled pledged private investment.
Some asylum seekers who had refused to move to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal gave in after cold nights outdoors, while others held out demanding work permits.
Migrants have refused to move from the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, some citing the long commute and destabilizing transfers as detrimental to their efforts to start a new life in NYC.
Migrants are coming to the bus terminal every day to seek services from the government workers and volunteers there.
A web of relief workers is still scrambling to help give newly arrived migrants what they need, including warm clothes, MetroCards and toiletries. Here’s how to lend a hand or donate.
The publisher of W42ST is rallying support from readers and elected officials to help him get back to his life and work in Hell’s Kitchen.
New York City requires 40 hours of OSHA-certified training for workers on building and demolition jobs. The few free classes available are now overwhelmed.