Mayor Adams’ administration is looking at over 3,000 sites to place asylum seekers — and would not say whether the possible locations include Central Park — in the wake of the mayor’s comments that the migrant crisis is “coming to a neighborhood near you.”

There are nearly 108,000 people at 194 shelters across the Big Apple — pushing city officials to get creative when looking for places to erect new migrant housing.

Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom skirted around whether migrant tents would be set up in Central Park, telling reporters on Wednesday that while there is a “constantly refreshing” list of possible sites, the situation is “at a breaking point.”

“Over 3,000 sites have been reviewed throughout the city to place people,” she said, without giving specifics on what sites they were looking at.

While officials have issued 800 “60-day notices,” to adult migrants — no migrants have reached the 60-day cap and been forced to reapply for shelter placement.

“We just started on July 26…last Monday. What we’re seeing is the ongoing struggle of a system that is bustling with 500 people a day – and so that is a struggle that we’re having right now,” Williams-Isom said.


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Mayor Adams’ administration is looking at over 3,000 sites to place asylum seekers and would not say whether the possible locations include Central Park.
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Mayor Eric Adams
This comes in the wake of the mayor’s comments that the migrant crisis is “coming to a neighborhood near you.”
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“The 60 days wouldn’t be up yet.”

As New York City is inundated by incoming migrants — with dozens sleeping outside the intake center at Roosevelt Hotel — city officials say over 95,600 asylum seekers have come since last spring and over 57,200 currently live in taxpayer-funded shelters.

News of the city reviewing thousands of sites to place migrant shelters comes as Adams’ administration is eyeing heavily used kiddie soccer fields on Randall’s Island for migrant housing.

When asked about the controversial plan, which would take over Randall’s Fields 82, 83, 84 and 85, Williams-Isom said the city was weighing many options.


Migrants at The Roosevelt Hotel
Deputy Mayor Anne Williams-Isom skirted around whether migrant tents would be set up in Central Park, telling reporters on Wednesday that while there is a “constantly refreshing” list of possible sites, the situation is “at a breaking point.”
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“I think when we originally did our tent in Randall’s Island, that was probably 30,000 migrants ago,” Williams-Isom said.

“And so we are here now trying to make sure that we looked at all the options on the table and that we’re able to provide for, and prioritize children and families.”