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NYC Residents Furious City is Temporarily Housing Migrants at Elementary School Gym

NYC Residents Furious City is Temporarily Housing Migrants at Elementary School Gym

The news comes a day after hotels booted veterans out in order to house migrants.

New York City temporarily houses migrants in the stand-alone gym at PS 188 in Coney Island.

Residents and the school safety agents are not happy:

One neighbor asked why the school was the best place to house migrants.

“Why a school? That’s the part I don’t get. There’s always other options. A lot of the buildings around here, they have fallout shelters that are spacious, and used for emergencies,” a woman on the block told The Post.

School safety agents who work at PS 188 were also concerned about what their role would be with migrants there.

“School Safety Agents are trained to protect children, not migrants. National Guard and federal assistance are needed. We protect City school children. That’s our responsibility. Not migrants,” said Local 237 Teamsters spokesman Hank Sheinkopf in a statement to The Post Sunday.

Principal Leslie King alerted parents last week the city chose the school’s gym as a migrant shelter.

From The New York Post:

Migrants could be seen milling around the Sandra Feldman Gymnasium Sunday night.

Antuan, a 21-year-old migrant from Venezuela, told The Post that officials informed him and others they were only staying at the building until Monday.

“They put us here because they don’t want us out on the streets,” he explained. “They’re processing us, giving us our paperwork and then we leave.”

Antuan, who reached New York on Sunday after eight months in Texas, said all the migrants were given a psychological assessment to determine whether they were dangerous before being sent to the Brooklyn neighborhood.

The news comes a day after hotels booted veterans out to house migrants:

“Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants,’’ said Sharon Toney-Finch, the CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation.

Toney-Finch, a disabled military veteran, created YIT to raise awareness of premature births, as well as helping the homeless and low-income military service veterans in need of living assistance.

She said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the vets had to move because of the migrants but that it was clear to her that was the case, given the timing.

All 20 of the booted veterans have ended up at a Hudson Valley hotel about 20 minutes away, said Toney-Finch, who asked that The Post not name the site.

The veterans were supposed to stay at the hotels for up to four weeks until they could find permanent housing.


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Since it is only Mid-May, school is still open.

Will the students be denied use of the gym?

Will the school’s playground be safe for students?

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | May 15, 2023 at 5:51 pm

    1) Yes. Hostile foreign invaders and their needs/desires have priority over American children in this country.

    2) No. See the reason for #1 above.

    Subotai Bahadur

    MattMusson in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | May 16, 2023 at 8:55 am

    NYC has announced they are considering stashing illegal aliens in 15 other schools as well.

Just as a student of clickbait, first it was veterans and now it’s children that illegals are threatening.

There’s an ordering of clickbait inconvenience scores, probably. What illegal-caused inconvenience will be next? Hard to guess.

LibraryGryffon | May 15, 2023 at 3:22 pm

I also read that folks with weddings who had booked rooms for guests months ago had their reservations canceled at the last minute, giving them a week or so to find new accommodations for out of town guests.

Stolen elections have consequences

Yes, let’s house a bunch of law-breaking foreigners with unknown histories in close proximity to our children. What could possibly go wrong?

    henrybowman in reply to Socratease. | May 15, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Foolish Americans, thinking that public schools are about your children.

    walls in reply to Socratease. | May 16, 2023 at 8:20 am

    I have a suggestion. Let’s house them in churches, since the churches have been so instrumental in bringing in these invaders. Of course that would mean no room for Sunday mass and the longtime regular parishioners who fill the collection plate. But that is such a small price to pay.

      CommoChief in reply to walls. | May 16, 2023 at 5:19 pm

      Come to think on it the Denominations who most support illegal immigrants have some extensive real estate holdings …..

They voted for it. They can damn well own it.

    JackinSilverSpring in reply to Virginia42. | May 16, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Agreed. Now that destruction of the southern border is affecting DemoncRatic dominated northern cities, maybe voters there will reconsider their voting patterns in 2024.

Paul In Sweden | May 15, 2023 at 4:54 pm

Hoisted By Their Own Petard

The hell with NY:

Biden’s Open Borders Invasion: Illegal Alien Tracking Map Shows Movement of the Masses of Illegals Across the US – 71% End Up in Republican Districts:

Subotai Bahadur | May 15, 2023 at 5:55 pm

They chose to either elect those who declared NYC to be a sanctuary for hostile foreign invaders, OR they chose not to oppose the theft of votes that elected those who declared NYC to be a sanctuary for hostile foreign invaders. Those in NYC are being introduced to a hitherto unknown concept called “consequences”.

Subotai Bahadur

    CommoChief in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | May 15, 2023 at 7:56 pm

    I am confident that a number of these voters who pulled the lever for d/prog didn’t imagine that their virtue signaling choices would become a reality. Many likely believed their support for pro sanctuary City politicians was only theoretical.

    Tough cookies, shit just got real. Now that the consequences of their folly have arrived they seem far less supportive of their ideological preferences. Pain is an excellent teacher and given enough pain some of these folks may even reform their policy preferences. A few may even alter their voting habits. Until enough do so they will have to live.with consequences of folly.

      Sure, a few may alter their voting habits, but those few will be replaced with the votes of the newly registered Dem-migrant voters.

        CommoChief in reply to Q. | May 16, 2023 at 5:23 pm

        Considering the asylum claim hearings are scheduled for 2027 and 90% of claims are rejected I wouldn’t sweat it anytime soon.

        A generation from now is an altogether different matter as the offspring of these folks come of age and reason for substantial concern about newly minted d/prog voters.

Thad Jarvis | May 15, 2023 at 6:07 pm

Suck it up, New York!

E Howard Hunt | May 15, 2023 at 6:50 pm

Maybe they will utilize the gym facilities in their never ending quest for mind, body; spirit balance.

OMG! This is what you voted for. Deal with it and quit your bellyaching.

Now they’re starting to sound like evil conservatives–just like the neighborhood in Chicago who didn’t want a facility there either

Those residents may be upset now but wait until they figure out their vote can be canceled by a dead/relocated voter who is moved into the voter rolls to match census distribution, “casts” a ballot that is then harvested and counted, and then removed from the rolls and hidden until the next election.

But that’s just tin-foil hat talk.

I expect taxes on the NYC area residents need to be substantially increased to pay for all of the amenities to which migrants are entitled from a “sanctuary city.” Fortunately, those taxpayers voted for the politicians that made it happen, so they will welcome the higher taxes and keep voting Dem.

Have the migrants been offered gender-affirming medical treatment, hormone blockers, etc?

inspectorudy | May 16, 2023 at 12:33 pm

What is amazing to me is that no one seems to know what to do with all of these non-English speaking, untrained people. Legally they cannot work and with no skills, what are they supposed to do to survive? Most of the aliens are young males and what group in the entire world causes the most crime? I think we are looking at a powder keg just waiting for a match.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to inspectorudy. | May 16, 2023 at 3:46 pm

    Which is why it is vital that they be shipped from America to Leftist controlled urban areas as quickly as possible. To limit the damage to the country.

    Subotai Bahadur

Per another article currently on LI, there was a “devastating” loss of learning during the two years of the pandemic.

So why are we casually screwing around with a MAJOR disruption on campus now?

Why would we put hundreds of un-backgrounded military age young men on a campus with children? Who is going to be guarding them and with what rules of engagement?

I find this to be funny since they have continued to vote democrat and praise sanctuary cities and I am sure based on the facebook groups I belong to the foster kids that the state now assumes the care and upbringing and that were living in “Too dangerous situations” that the state had to take them are being removed from foster care facilities to put these migrant kids in their place—where are the foster kids going–one answer is that at age 13 they–JFBadministration-no longer look for you if you get “Lost” in the system no matter how it happens–the funds for th0se programs keepshrinking and the funds for the illegals keeps growing–as of now if one of these people says he is a minor even if he looks 19-20-25 you can not question that and they are housed as such. Think of the danger for young foster 6/7/9—