Eric Adams’ New York Tent City Has Just Five Residents

Controversial tent city has capacity to house at least 500 people

  • In the first two days of operation, Mayor Eric Adams’ tent city, had just five residents.
  • The controversial tent city has the capacity to house at least 500 people.
  • About $650,000 was spent to move the complex from Orchard Beach to its current location on Randall’s Island.
  • Some homeless New Yorkers have criticized the luxurious amenities of the tent city, which include flat-screen TVs, Xbox consoles, popcorn machines, and ping-pong tables.