NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A four-month-old girl died Thursday at a Manhattan hotel being used as housing for asylum seekers, according to police.
Law enforcement received reports of an unconscious girl at the Stewart Hotel in Chelsea just after 7:30 a.m.
Emergency responders rushed the infant to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, where she was pronounced dead.
No one was arrested, and officials don’t currently believe anyone is at fault for the death.
The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The city converted the defunct hotel, which closed permanently at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, into emergency housing for asylum seekers in November.
The city claims more than 65,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City since Texas Gov. Greg Abbott started bussing migrants from the southern border to New York City in the summer of 2022.
Mayor Eric Adams has relied on hotels, as well as a series of refugee camps, to house the newly-arrived migrants.