The city is establishing two new migrant relief centers at a Queens hotel and a converted Brooklyn warehouse, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday.
The first new humanitarian emergency response and relief center (HERRC) will open Tuesday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near John F. Kennedy Airport, and will have capacity for 330 families with children. In a couple weeks, the city will also open a new HERRC at 47 Hall St., in Clinton Hill, with capacity for 1,400 adults.
“The transition of these two emergency respite sites to humanitarian relief centers will provide, when combined, thousands of individuals with a range of services and help them reach their final destinations,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “New York City is doing more than any other city or state to respond to this crisis, but we need others to step up and do their part as well.”