Gracie Mansion madness: Protesters clash over migrant crisis


A chaotic scene unfolded on the Upper East Side Sunday as pro- and anti-migrant demonstrators faced off, ending in a slew of arrests.

Republican radio personality and failed mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa led the raucous rally outside of Gracie Mansion on Aug. 27, where he decried Mayor Eric Adams’ efforts to aid the city’s migrant crisis.

Sliwa has helmed several protests over the last several weeks denouncing the placement of asylum-seeker shelters, including the tent city at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, and St. John Villa Academy in Staten Island. However, for the first time the Guardian Angel founder met pushback from New Yorkers who say they welcome the new arrivals.