Pols call for closure of Floyd Bennett Field migrant shelter, but Schumer calls Malliotakis bill a ‘non-starter’

Republican Congress Member Nicole Malliotakis on Thursday led a group of bipartisan New York elected officials in renewing their calls for the cancellation of the migrant shelter lease agreement at Floyd Bennett Field.

Malliotakis, who represents Bay Ridge and Staten Island in the nation’s lower chamber, was joined Jan. 25 by New York State Assembly Member Jaime Williams (D-Brooklyn) and Queens Council Member Joann Ariola (R-Queens) outside the large-scale migrant shelter in Marine Park, saying the inclement weather-induced evacuation of the shelter last month was proof the location is not “suitable to house anybody.”