Danny Meyer restaurants are closing in the latest blow to the New York refugee crisis

As a warning of even greater troubles to come for the city, Danny Meyer closes two of his restaurants in the wake of the refugee crisis.

Specifically, they are in the historic Redbury Hotel, which chose to become a refugee home.

“While we admire and respect Redbury’s decision, the profitability of our business is highly dependent on hotel-related F&B operations, including the venues and lobby bar, spaces that are now no longer available for our use,” explained Meyers Union Square Hospitality Group.

Oops: Previously it had insisted the opposite, but later realized that restaurants still recovering from pandemic lockdowns need tourists and the kind of vibrant local scene that a shelter would discourage.

Meyer says he still “fully supports” the Redbury’s role as a sanctuary and will continue to advocate for “a change in policy to expedite work permits for asylum seekers.”

But dozens of restaurant workers are on the brink of unemployment.

Losses like this happen Great of the billions Mayor Eric Adams warns the crisis will cost the city, and over and beyond any consequent cuts in city services.

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Danny Meyer says he still “fully supports” the Redbury’s role as a sanctuary and will continue to advocate for “a change in policy to speed up work permits for asylum seekers”.
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The conversion of hotels into shelters is crowding out tourists; Packing houses full of migrants is hampering normal business activity.

A city struggling to fully recover from lockdown, with countless workers still at least partially isolated and commercial real estate (and construction) ailing, will suffer increasingly from the aftermath as long as the influx continues .

As a result of the refugee crisis, Meyers closed two of its restaurants.
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And President Joe Biden is not from far Stopping the Flood: El Paso is as overwhelmed as ever, reports The Post’s MaryAnn Martinez, while Biden sells supplies at the border wall so as not to make sneaking in even more difficult.

ex-governor. David Paterson is right: Unless Biden changes course, he will provoke a nationwide urban revolt.


DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing dustinjones@ustimetoday.com.

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