Mayor Eric Adams is finalizing a deal with the Norwegian Cruise Line to house migrants on one of its massive cruise ships and dock it at Staten Island’s Homeport, The Post has learned.
Adams wants to lease the luxury liner for at least six months and use it to house and process migrants before they enter the city’s shelter system, a source familiar with the matter said.
The migrants would be allowed to come and go while staying on the ship, the source said.
Preliminary estimates show the plan will be “cheaper” than erecting another tent city similar to the one the city plans to open in the Bronx at the Orchard Beach parking lot, the source said.
Once again, life imitates Saturday Night Live’s classic “Dukakis After Dark” Sketch, when painter Leroy Neimann, played by Kevin Nealon, tells Jon Lovitz’s dejected Dukakis that his latest painting is titled, “‘What Might Have Been.’ It shows the nuclear aircraft carrier Nimitz after its conversion into a floating shelter for the homeless.”