New York businesses are not hurt by immigrant hotels, but shocked

Gateway Pundit reports that more than 36,400 illegal immigrants have arrived in NYC in the past few months, and that city taxpayers have spent millions to care for these invaders. NYC officials put them in at least 14 hotels at zero cost.

Felipe Rodriguez, a whistleblower who has been an employee of the Row Hotel since 2017, shared his concerns with Fox News, “The chaos we’re seeing in Row today is compounded by immigrants getting drunk, drinking all day, using marijuana, using drugs. , and domestic violence, ah, people having sex on the stairs, young people, teenagers, they use the fire exit stairs to get there and they do that.”

“We have people actually trying to act like a hotel and we have no rights. The form in which they keep their house is appalling. They don’t clean it, they don’t fold their clothes. It’s piles and piles, they’re hoarding clothes, hoarding whatever they can.”

There is no accountability. And if you go to their room and say something, the hotel management, especially the GM [general manager] We were instructed that we were not allowed to say anything to them. They have carte blanche in their ranks.”

When NYC Mayor Eric Adams tried to pay for taxpayer money to move the male illegals staying at the Watson Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, they didn’t want to move.

This despicable behavior is impacting businesses in NYC who are seeing loss of customers and loss of revenue. Businesses in the area have been forced to cut shifts and some employees will lose their jobs in the coming weeks and months.

The New York Post reports:

Big Apple businesses say they are losing their shirts over the ongoing migrant crisis.

Shop and restaurant owners and workers in Manhattan told The Post that sales have dropped — and jobs have been lost — since City Hall began housing millions of immigrants in hotels.

“We have to cut 100% of shifts, and some people will lose their jobs in the next four weeks,” said Anna Ivkosic, owner of Cafe Wattle, located down the block from a 492-room Holiday Inn in the financial district. which began housing migrants earlier this month.

With well-heeled tourists replaced by destitute refugees from Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador, revenues have plummeted. Total sales of menu items like $2.50 cups of coffee and $10 acai bowls are down 75% some days. The cafe used to clear $2,000 on a good day in January but now rings in just $500.

“It hasn’t been a decline, it’s been a cliff,” Ivkosic said, adding that the cafe began closing early this past weekend and that one worker had already been let go.

Adams plans to continue using hotels to deal with the crisis and recently signed a new deal with the Hotel Association of New York City to house at least 5,000 immigrants at a cost of $275 million.