Starting on Monday, a curfew will be implemented by Mayor Eric Adams at some migrant shelters located across New York City, according to municipal officials.
The measure will be in effect from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. at 20 migrant shelters that accommodate 3,608 people in total – a small portion of the 200 emergency shelter locations that assist tens of thousands of migrants that enter the city each month.
Adams’ move comes just hours after the arrest of a teenage migrant accused of taking part in a shooting in Times Square earlier this month.
A curfew would assist in assuring citywide safety, the Adams administration stated on Sunday.
“New York City continues to lead the nation in managing this national humanitarian crisis, and that includes prioritizing the health and safety of both asylum seekers in our care and New Yorkers who live in the communities surrounding the emergency shelters we manage,” City Hall spokesperson Kayla Mamelak said in a statement.
The curfew will be enforced at the following locations:
- 455 Jefferson St., Austell Place
- Greater Eternal Baptist Church
- Christ Disciples Intl Ministries
- Ridgewood Presbyterian Church
- BK Way
- Hotel RL
- Imperial Hotel
- Orchard Street Hotel
- Quality Inn JFK
- Redford Hotel
- Sleep Inn
- The Gatsby Hotel
- El Rancho Motel
- Essence JFK
- Voyage Hotel
- Americana Inn HPD
- Hotel Merit
- Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn.