Tons of food tossed daily at migrant hotel in Midtown, workers say

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Kristin Thorne
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Wednesday, January 11, 2023
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National Issues
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MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Workers at a hotel for migrants in Midtown Manhattan tell Eyewitness News every day they throw out large garbage bags of free, prepared food.

Felipe Rodriguez, a housekeeper at The Row hotel, showed Eyewitness News videos he has taken of black, contractor-sized garbage bags being tossed that are filled with sandwiches, bagels and prepared meals in to-go containers.

New York City is using the 28-story, 1,300-room hotel located on 8th Avenue at 46th Street exclusively to house migrants -- some of whom are seeking asylum. . . .