NY1 – The tent center was originally planned for Orchard Beach and was then relocated to Randall’s Island, only to be dismantled about a month later as the migrant crisis receded. During one testy exchange Monday, the city defended its actions.

“This Council stands opposed to reinstating those open tent city facilities,” Brooklyn City Councilmember Shahana Hanif said.

“It was remarkable, that operation,” Iscol said, referring to Randall’s Island. “There was not a need for it at that time, because the buses stopped coming. But no, I will not commit to taking anything off the table in this unprecedented emergency [Read More].”