NYC Mayor Adams Converts Historic Manhattan Midtown Roosevelt Hotel Into Migrant Shelter

  • The historic Roosevelt Hotel was shuttered three years ago but will soon reopen to accommodate an anticipated influx of asylum seekers.
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced the transition Saturday, as other New York City hotels are also being converted to emergency shelters.
  • The Roosevelt will eventually provide as many as 1,000 rooms for migrants who are expected to arrive in coming weeks because of the expiration of pandemic-era rules, known collectively as Title 42, that had allowed federal officials to turn away asylum seekers from the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • A legal mandate requires the city to provide shelter to anyone who needs it.
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