Adams admin is erecting migrant shelter on Randall’s Island, less than a year after tearing the last one down


Not even a year after disassembling a large migrant tent shelter on Randall’s Island, Mayor Eric Adams announced Monday his administration will be setting up yet another facility in the same location.

The latest so-called “Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center” (HERRC) will be a tent-facility erected on several athletic fields in the southwestern section of the island. It will house up to 2,000 adult migrants and, according to mayoral spokesperson Fabien Levy, is set to be up-and-running in the coming weeks.