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More asylum seekers pull into Port Authority, as NYC considers all shelter options

NYC partners with designers, studios to help asylum seekers
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NEW YORK -- More asylum seekers arrived Thursday in Manhattan, as City Hall makes changes to housing arrangements. 

A bus carrying asylum seekers pulled into Port Authority Bus Terminal. 

Its arrival came just one day after the city stopped using a gym at P.S. 188 in Coney Island for housing. 

Mayor Eric Adams is looking at more than 400 locations for shelter, including Rikers Island, while he continues to call for more assistance from the federal government. 

"Senator Schumer, Congressman Jefferies and the New York delegation have done an amazing job getting resources, the resources have not gotten here, particularly through FEMA," he said in an interview.

The mayor says nearly 50% of New York City hotels are already being used to house asylum seekers, as anywhere from 600 to 700 arrive in the city every day.

As officials scramble to find places to shelter people, the city's cultural community is stepping in to help clothe them.

"We have a partnership right now with Kate Spade, who's just donated a series of clothes and all kinds of different items that we are now distributing to asylum seekers," said New York City cultural affairs commissioner Laurie Cumbo.

Cumbo says through their program Materials for the Arts, the film and television industry has also donated warehouses full of wardrobe.

CLICK HERE for information on how to support the asylum seekers.

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