Adams signs $275M deal with NYC hotels to house migrants

Mayor Eric Adams has agreed to a $275 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to house at least 5,000 migrants for the next six months.

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tootsie404
tootsie404
145 · 15 days ago · Reddit

The agreement is between the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Hotel Association for as much as $55,000 per migrant, according to The New York Post, which first reported the deal.

Hotels, including the Row NYC Hotel on 8th Avenue, will become home to hundreds of migrants; the four-star hotel which usually charges $500 a night is now one of many considered an emergency shelter for migrants.

what a fucking racket.

MandatoryDissent55
MandatoryDissent55
105 · 15 days ago · Reddit

Anybody want to go on Zillow and look up apartments that cost $9,100/​mo and tell me why the fuck our taxes should be paying for that?

That's a high-end two bedroom apartment in Midtown, for each person... Who isn't even supposed to be here.

dproma
dproma
103 · 15 days ago · Reddit

“The agreement is between the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Hotel Association for as much as $55,000 per migrant”

I’d gladly take 220K for two migrants to take over my apartment for a year while I use that as a down payment for a house.

EsKayNYC
EsKayNYC
77 · 15 days ago · Reddit

It’s back to the 1980s when NYC turned beautiful pre-war hotels into SROs for homeless, destroying blocks and neighborhoods, and killing businesses in the area. Tourism dollars sustain NYC. We specially need tourism now with low office-space occupancy.

The migrant crisis is a real one. They need our help, but not with knee-jerk and short-sighted thinking. I’m not qualified to offer a solution, but seemingly neither is Mr. Mayor.

drpvn
drpvn
65 · 15 days ago · Reddit

We should be using less expensive hotels that are far from the city center.

Bad_Skater
Bad_Skater
59 · 15 days ago · Reddit

People actually FROM this city are barley hanging on most of the time. Why not throw a couple of bucks of the 275m to my government owned housing so they can fix my fucking ceiling which is leaking and falling apart.

P0stNutClarity
P0stNutClarity
41 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Lmfao subways falling apart, taxes high af, crime, and this is what our money is going to. I can see why folks flee for states with no income tax.

jewishseeker
jewishseeker
40 · 15 days ago · Reddit

We have zero moral obligation towards the citizens of other countries when we're not even taking care of our own people..

jewishseeker
jewishseeker
35 · 15 days ago · Reddit

The hardworking taxpaying American citizens are consistently screwed. How about putting homeless veterans in luxury hotels and sending these migrants back to their homes?

mrmrmrj
mrmrmrj
33 · 15 days ago · Reddit

Amazon jobs are bad but paying private hotels is ok? This is madness.

AnotherUselessPoster
AnotherUselessPoster
27 · 15 days ago · Reddit

Higher than starting pay for the vast majority of city employees.

hikdr
hikdr
19 · 15 days ago · Reddit

So that's about $150 per person per day and this is only taking care of about 10% of migrants? They couldn't find cheaper hotels for this deal?

This is why i thought the tent facility wasn't that bad of an idea.

pseudochef93
pseudochef93
17 · 15 days ago · Reddit

I want my tax dollars to fund social services and a public health system that doesn’t empty my wallet for basic medical care instead of funding stuff for people who cry that we’re not doing anything for them when they’re getting a roof over their head, food that they turn down, and crying that they have no work when they’re in the neediest and most basic menial job plentiful city on earth when they have no right any of this. But you know, if your buddies with the Jersey ex-cop, I guess you can get away with it.

Majestic-Director199
Majestic-Director199
16 · 15 days ago · Reddit

Where can an average New Yorker migrate to be spoiled with 9K a month from tax payer’s money? Asking for friend.

LunacyNow
LunacyNow
13 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Wouldn't it be cheaper to fly these people back to the origin countries and let them do their asylum request from there?

Dramatic_Toe_4346
Dramatic_Toe_4346
13 · 15 days ago · Reddit

$55,000 for 6 months? That’s more than most NYers make in a year. I’m all for assisting those in need but there doesn’t seem to be much oversight on how the money is being spent. Looks like they are just throwing money at the problem. What happens to these people after 6 months? They are still in “illegal” status with no work authorization so do they get put out into the streets after 6 months? If NYC can’t handle this now when it’s still the low season for migration, then wait until the Spring and early Sumner when even more migrants cross the border.

GravityIsVerySerious
GravityIsVerySerious
9 · 14 days ago · Reddit

What the fuck? This is unconscionable. That is so much money. That’s an entire work forces’ raises the City just gave away. This can’t be real.

Obstinate_Turnip
Obstinate_Turnip
7 · 14 days ago · Reddit

I wonder what it would cost New Yorkers to pay Venezuelans to stay in Venezuela, say? I'm guessing it would be a lot less than we're paying to house them here?

gaylonelymillenial
gaylonelymillenial
6 · 14 days ago · Reddit

Can’t even afford a place here. This is frustrating. All while watching his hotel friends make a crazy amount of money on this deal. Any info on if any of these hotel owners donated to the mayor or anything like that? This just seems insane.

earlymountainrain
earlymountainrain
6 · 14 days ago · Reddit

If they stay in the same hotel long enough will they get tenancy rights?

jessicat7474
jessicat7474
5 · 14 days ago · Reddit

I wonder which of his cronies is making out like a bandit.

NetQuarterLatte
NetQuarterLatte
5 · 15 days ago · Reddit

The agreement is between the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Hotel Association for as much as $55,000 per migrant, according to The New York Post, which first reported the deal.

For a private room with a private bathroom?

That expensive as fuck, but on an emergency situation, that could've been worse.

In contrast, the city pays on a regular basis (not emergency) practically the same amount every year for each homeless shelter bed packed in a giant room, with shared bathroom facilities and little security and privacy. If you haven't seem how that looks like, do a Google image search.

CheckYourLibido
CheckYourLibido
5 · 15 days ago · Reddit

Reminder that the migrants aren’t to blame for the greased palms