Williams says new Randall’s Island migrant shelter is ‘best of bad options’ for city


Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, a frequent critic of Mayor Eric Adams’ response to the asylum seeker influx currently gripping the city, said Tuesday that the new migrant shelter that is going up on Randall’s Island is the “best of bad options.”

Williams, in a Tuesday afternoon statement, said that given the lack of support from Albany, and virtually no assistance from Washington, the mayor has been left with few good choices for housing the tens of thousands of migrants overwhelming the city.