New York City Comptroller Brad Lander called the short-lived tent complex a “debacle” for humanitarian and financial reasons.
The site has capacity for 1,000 people, but has seen relatively few visitors while continuing to encounter intense criticism from immigrants rights advocates and members of the City Council. Residents will be moved to a Manhattan hotel next week.
“We’re long past the point where we can squabble over one solution versus another. We have so many tools at our disposal—far too many of them sitting around gathering dust. It’s time we treat the housing problem like the crisis it is.”
Nearly 1.7 million residents across the five boroughs turned up to vote for the next governor in Tuesday’s general election—up significantly from the June primary, but still lower than the number of ballots cast in the last gubernatorial race in 2018.
Much of the fresh cash came from real estate developers, large-scale landlords and heads of speculating private equity firms, along with a slew of billionaires, attorneys, Eric Adams-aligned political action committees, sports gambling execs and the New York Yankees.
Immigrant advocates say they would prefer to continue to work with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, citing past accomplishments like the Excluded Workers Fund, and worry what a potential Lee Zeldin governorship would mean for their causes.
New Acting Commissioner Kazimir Vilenchik is an engineer and veteran Buildings Department official with previous experience in the private sector.
Más estudiantes sin hogar en aulas el año pasado, a pesar de disminución en inscripciones en Nueva York
Aunque la inscripción total en las escuelas de la ciudad se redujo en un 3.2 por ciento, el número de estudiantes que se identifican como personas sin hogar aumentó en un 3.3 por ciento.