Mayor Adams Sleeps at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal With Asylum Seekers

By Hamodia Staff

Mayor Eric Adams sleeping on his cot at the Mayor Adams Stays at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. (Mayors Office)

NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams was joined by New York State Assemblymember Eddie Gibbs and homeless advocate Shams DaBaron on Saturday night at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal as they slept over night with hundreds of asylum-seeking men.

“I would never ask anyone to do something I wouldn’t be willing to do myself, so last night, on the coldest night of the year, Assemblymember Gibbs, Shams, and I wanted to show the asylum seekers staying at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal the warmth of New York City,” the mayor said. “The three of us decided to sleep at the terminal overnight alongside hundreds of migrants and experience what they are all experiencing.

Mayor Adams stressed that the facilities at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal provide the same services to the asylum seekers as all humanitarian relief center in the city.

The city had been urging the men to move out of the Watson Hotel in Manhattan and into the facility at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to allow families of asylum seekers to move into the hotel.

“More than 44,000 asylum seekers have moved through our intake system in the last 10 months, and we’ve provided them with warm shelter, food, education, health care, legal support, and a host of other services,” the mayor said. “As someone who grew up not always knowing where I would sleep at night, I empathize uniquely with these asylum seekers and will not only work every day to provide them with these resources, but will always do so with care and compassion.”

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