NYC to house migrants bused from TX in swanky Times Square hotel known as ‘Lullabuy of Broadway’

Illegal immigrants who have been relocated from Texas to New York City will be living large with plans to move them into a luxurious Manhattan hotel once advertised to tourists as the “Lullaby of Broadway” which the city’s Democrat mayor seeks to convert into a shelter housing as many as 600 migrant families.

(Video: Fox News)

In a cover story entitled “Border to Broadway,” the New York Post reported that Mayor Eric Adams wants to convert The Row NYC hotel into a de facto homeless shelter to deal with the new arrivals who continue to arrive on buses to the Big Apple courtesy of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, an ambitious plan that has led to grumbling about taxpayers having to foot the bill.

The hotel which was previously known as the Milford Plaza was featured in television commercials in the 1980s enticing tourists with images of marquees of nearby Broadway shows, singing and dancing employees, waiters serving up flaming delicacies tableside, and plush accommodations.

According to the paper, “’In a month or two, we’re about to open up for [the city Department of Homeless Services], for homeless,’ a hotel staffer told The Post on Monday.”

“’They’re working on an agreement, a contract,’ the worker said of the plan, which is designed to help handle homeless border-crossers bused to the city from Texas,” the Post reported. “’It’ll be here at this hotel, but they’ll keep the DHS shelter on a certain floor. But that hasn’t started yet, they said a month or two.’”

Steve Doocy and the “Fox & Friends” crew took viewers on a trip down memory lane on Tuesday’s edition of the popular Fox News morning show, teeing up a video of the classic ad while weighing in with their views on the New York Post story.

“So 1,300 rooms are quickly being converted to intake and shelter for 600 migrant families to help the number of migrant families who are arriving at the Port Authority in New York,” he said. “Now, the thing about this particular hotel that was attractive to apparently the city and the Department of Homeland Security is it’s three blocks away from where they’re letting the migrants out. So, it’s handy as they get off the bus and then head to the former ‘Lullaby of Broadway.’”

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt said, “Yeah, how are we going to pay for this? These Democratic-run cities like NYC, New York City and Washington, D.C., they’re asking for federal funding to help with the migrants coming through. The daily-weekly rate for a room at this hotel, the standard rate is between $414 and $435 a night, if those fill up then you go I guess to the superior rooms with two double beds or two queen beds and that can cost you up to $547 a night.”

“There’s no word yet on how they’re going to pay for this or what they negotiated a rate for,” she added, noting that it was one of the many NYC hotels used to house the homeless during the height of the COVID pandemic.

Doocy suggested that the lavish accommodations would be an enticement for illegals, “So, if you are anywhere in another country and you’re thinking, ‘You know what? If I cross from Mexico into the southern border of the United States of America, and I wind up getting bused to that? Deal me in,’” he said. “Because suddenly it’s like, okay, not only do you get to come to the greatest country on Earth, but they’re going to put you up in the ‘Lullaby of Broadway’ absolutely free for you?”

“People are going to come just for the accommodations,” he added.

The city’s preferential treatment for the new arrivals isn’t sitting well with those who are already staying in the shelters who are citizens.

“We’ve all been here waiting, going through this process, and let me tell you: They’re getting everything real quick,” said Ronald Francois, 55, a Navy veteran from Queens. “They got more in four or five days than I got in 29! They’re brushing us aside,” the New York Post reported.

According to the New York Post, “The Internet lounge in the lobby offers six sleek iMac computers that provide 30 minutes of free Web surfing. There also is a third-floor fitness center with treadmills, elliptical machines, recumbent bicycles and free weights.”

“Even ‘standard’ rooms boast ‘understated city chic’ decor, including “graphic wall coverings and bold colors,” as well as high-speed WiFi and 32-inch, flat-screen LCD TVs with cable programming, according to the hotel’s website,” the outlet reported.

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