‘Drunk kids, violence, guns, drugs’: Inside reports from NYC’s main migrant hotel where ‘2-3 babies’ born each week

Located just one block away from Times Square, the Row NYC Hotel was once a trendy destination for tourists looking to take an upscale bite of the Big Apple.

Today, thanks to the Biden administration’s devastating failure to secure the U.S. border with Mexico, the swanky building is now home to nearly 5,000 migrants who are reportedly trashing the place.

According to whistleblower Carlos Arrellano, who, for the past seven months served as a site administrator at what is now the largest migrant hotel in New York City, the scene at the Row is “the worst situation” he’s ever witnessed.

“This hotel is overcapacity,” Arrellano explained, “it’s the biggest hotel out there that’s housing migrants.”

Arrellano sat down with The Post Millennial’s Savanah Hernandez to discuss the “chaos” at the 28-floor hotel, where rooms once fetched $500 a night.

“I’ve been doing this for five years, and in my five years, this has been the worst experience by far,” Arrellano said. “The city of New York does not know what they’re doing and it’s only going to get worse from here.”

Opened in 1928 as the Hotel Lincoln, the building is now “collapsing,” Arrellano alleges, noting that migrants are taking showers without the benefit of shower curtains, resulting in water damage throughout the property. Room fires have been set by migrants cooking on hot plates and the lobby ceiling has fallen down.

“This hotel is pretty much collapsing,” Arrellano stated, “the electrical infrastructure is fried, we have everything from power outages to fires – the lobby ceiling, we’ve had that fall, and it’s been flat out said by every agency in that hotel that they’re just waiting for it to collapse.”

Drunk kids, many of whom are left on their own at the hotel for as much as a week at a time, now roam the halls.

One internal incident report involved a 10-year-old girl who got hammered after her parents left the hotel.

“It was a drunk 10-year-old who was caught with a 14 and a 12 year old and all three of them were intoxicated,” Arrellano recalled, “and when we looked them up in the system the parents had checked out two days ago.”

“The migrants being in these hotels have destroyed them,” he said. “There’s a lot of alcohol in these rooms, housekeeping is there all week and they’ll clean it and by the end of the night there’s kids getting drunk together, people hooking up.”

Migrants walk the halls toting guns, the whistleblower said, and, following violent threats, contracted city employees require escorts to their cars. Arrellano himself had been the victim of an assault, he shared.

But despite the despicable behavior, the migrants are being treated to a lengthy list of free benefits, including “Uber services, healthcare, free car seats and cribs for children, laundry services, housekeeping, metro cards for the subway, and three meals a day,” Hernandez reports.

“Everything ranging from doctors visits to medication is paid for for the migrants,” Arrellano said. “Car seats, cribs for newborns, there’s I want to say at least two to three babies a week being born at this hotel.”

When asked on Twitter, “Who the hell is paying for all of this?” Hernandez cited a New York Post article and replied, “The media will tell you that it’s the ‘city of New York,’ but we all know it’s actually the taxpayers.”

“Back in March NYC city officials were saying It’s costing them $5 million a day to upkeep all of this…” she added.

With all the freebies, Arrellano says the migrants are in no hurry to vacate the hotel.

“They don’t want to leave the hotel, they love the location,” he stated. “A lot of the migrants told me they could see the ball drop from their window.”

Melissa Fine


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