Lady Gaga’s father led the fight against migrants who “made complete chaos in New York”
On average, about 2,300 migrants arrive in New York each week, draining the city’s limited resources and straining the social assistance system. Lady Gaga’s father has led the charge against hundreds of migrants who have “occupied” his posh neighbourhood. According to the Daily Mail, he claims that the streets are filled with parties, prostitution and the reckless behavior of new neighbors.
The pop star’s father, Joe Germanotta, 66, lives in The Pythian on the Upper West Side, right next to the Stratford Arms Hotel, which has been converted into a shelter for 500 migrants.
According to the restaurateur, after the arrival of migrants, the quality of life in the area has deteriorated: impromptu parties near the hotel that last until the early morning, prostitution, insulting local residents, reckless racing. Scooter drivers are wreaking havoc on a one-way street.
“Ensure proper security, police presence and morality. They are guests in our area, but it seems as if they have captured us,” said Germanotta.
The current migration center used to house the American Academy of Music and Dance. No residents have been notified of the migrant shelter, and trash and needles now litter the once-clean sidewalks. Migrants even boo teenage girls as young as 14, Germanotta said.
He said the migrants are probably good people, but their anti-social behavior is becoming a problem, and the people who decide to put them in the building are “screwed up”.
From the ship to the ball or from the hostel to the cruise ship
“In my opinion, you should have just suspended the sanctuary city status until we had enough housing and then said, ‘Yes, okay, you can send more,’ said the man in response to Eric Adams’ response to the crisis. .
“It’s a joke? Why doesn’t he find one of the cruise ships? Cruise ships carry more people and it’s a more controlled environment.” Germanotta believes the city is spending huge sums of money that could be spent on affordable housing.
“It’s really sad that we still have veterans and homeless people in our neighborhood, but we don’t take care of our own,” Joe added. “They don’t get food every day. It is very sad. I sympathize with them.”
Just last week, the corner of East 45th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan was the epicenter of the influx of migrants. Hundreds of people lined the block hoping to get inside the temporary processing center after arriving in the area on buses from the south.
The Roosevelt Hotel and other hotels have become refugee havens, just minutes away from Times Square, the World Trade Center Memorial and the Empire State Building. This situation angered the residents, as they demanded that the mayor take more active measures.
On the weekends, migrants were handed small red tickets with numbers on them, and from time to time hotel workers came out and called numbers to let people into the air-conditioned lobby. Others, desperate to get closer to the front to get inside, were left waiting outside under the hot New York sun.
Eric Adams said the city will spend $12 billion by 2025 to provide housing for migrants arriving in the city by bus as authorities struggle to provide shelter to anyone in need.
“We are facing an unprecedented, state of emergency,” Adams said, again demanding more support from the feds. “The immigration system in this country is broken, it has been broken for decades. New York had to pick up the pieces today,” Adams said.
The Democratic mayor has been heavily criticized for a lack of response to the migrant crisis currently hitting New York. Residents are waiting for concrete action from the authorities, and not just accusations of a lack of federal support. Adams said the city spends more than $9 million a day to house, feed and support asylum seekers.
More and more migrants arrive every day. The city previously estimated that by the end of fiscal year 2024, the city will spend about $4.3 billion on housing, food and services for migrant families.
Since then, however, the number of migrants arriving in the city has skyrocketed, and the city now spends an average of $9.8 million each day, or more than $300 million a month. The city is expected to spend up to $6.1 billion by July 2024.
There is empathy, there are no places
“The compassion of New Yorkers may be limitless, but our resources are not,” Adams said on Wednesday, August 9. “And our state and federal partners know this.”
Already more than 57,000 migrants are sleeping in the city’s shelters and emergency housing systems. On Wednesday, more migrants were seen being brought into the city on buses. Over the past few months, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has sent almost 10,000 migrants to New York.
One of those migrants, a Colombian named Luis, told the DailyMail how he and his family spent a month at New York’s Roosevelt Hotel after a grueling journey across multiple borders, including Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico. Their journey included an eight-day jungle trek, said Louis, who spoke little English.
In New York, there is a rule about the mandatory granting of asylum to the homeless and migrants.
The city plans to open a football field shelter on Randall Island and a care center at the former Creedmore Psychiatric Center in Queens, both of which will reportedly be funded by the state.
On Friday, August 4, workers were seen unloading things from trucks to refurbish a play center in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park, which sits between the pretentious Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods.
The migrants will now live in temporary housing at the park’s sports center, popular with residents of the affluent and ultra-liberal neighborhood of Williamsburg for its swimming pool and gym. Local authorities said the facilities at the sports center would not be affected by the new residents.
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