New York City unveiled the lofty living conditions in its Randall’s Island, New York, migrant tent cities Tuesday, fitted with three daily meals, fluff-and-fold laundry service, and entertainment assortments, such as TV and video games.
The first taste of the migrant tent city showed hundreds of beds, fitted sheets, and a coffee station, according to the New York Post. Snacks, including coffee and tea, will be served 24 hours a day.
The tent city, which will reportedly be kept at a cozy 70-degree temperature, is also equipped with 60 dining tables set to serve “culturally appropriate” meals from a rotating menu cooked from a fully equipped, onsite commercial kitchen, Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol told reporters at a news conference, according to the NY Post.
“This is a place people can come, rest, relax and kick their feet up after the journey they have been on,” Iscol stated, according to the outlet. The Randall’s Island facility is located in Icahn Stadium in Manhattan, New York.
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In addition, the migrants will also have access to free Wi-Fi, a recreation room with two popcorn machines and several entertainment options including TVs, Xbox game consoles, ping-pong tables, foosball tables, and board games. Phones that can be used to make international calls will also be available, the outlet reported. (RELATED: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Declares ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Illegal Migrant Buses)
The facility is purportedly meant to provide for 500 single men set to move in Wednesday, NY Post reported. Although NYC only intends for it to serve as a 24 to 96 hours port of entry for new migrants, the city did not set a length of stay limit for tenants, Bloomberg reported. Migrants in the tent facility will apparently be held to a 10 p.m. curfew, according to the outlet.
In addition to the tent cities, the New York City government is housing 200 families at the Row Hotel in Manhattan, Bloomberg noted.