Locals Win: NY Mayor Adams Stops Plan To House Illegals In Lux Harlem Apartments

FILE — New York Mayor Eric Adams speaks during the press conference at Harlem Hospital after the shooting of a New York City Police Department officer, in Harlem, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in New York. Adams is set to propose Wednesday, April 20, that the city spend $4.8 million to reach out to those most impacted by the so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura File)

In an unexpected twist, New York Mayor Eric Adams has reversed his plan to convert an abandoned luxury apartment complex in Harlem into a haven for illegal immigrants, bowing to outrage from the local community.

The mayor’s decision comes after he appeared last week at a community meeting, where dozens of residents openly expressed their anger over the proposal to transform the 35-story building, empty for a decade, into a homeless shelter. home, which would potentially harbor illegal immigrants.

According to CBS News reports, neighbors were unaware of any plans for the building until they saw boxes of bunk beds being loaded last week.