Tent city on Randall’s Island for migrants arriving in NYC gets first guests


The Mayor’s Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center on Randall’s Island officially opened Wednesday to temporarily house the influx of asylum seekers arriving in the Big Apple every day.

Known more colloquially as “tent city,” the facility directly outside of Icahn Stadium had an underwhelming soft open by the afternoon of Oct. 19, as it welcomed only two of city’s newest arrivals. Male, adult migrants disembarking at Port Authority are set to be bused to Randall’s Island where they will be staying until the city can determine where the individuals themselves want to be.