The three tents, a large tarp, and several mattresses spawned after New York City imposed a 60-day stay limit for some immigrants, and they are located just feet away from the 47 Hall St. shelter designed to house 2,000 illegal immigrants, according to a report.
People living in the new tent city are from Venezuela and left the shelter after they got into a fight with others inside, the report noted.
Locals are concerned.
"It's a ticking time bomb," one resident and a father of two said.
"It's really gone from, like, zero to 100," another said. "The amount of trash and smell is significantly higher. We've started to smell feces and p***."
New York City's homeless encampment task force is aware of the location.
"The health and safety of asylum-seekers in our care is always a top priority," according to a City Hall statement. "Those refusing to follow the code of conduct at any of our sites will be asked to leave in order to protect those looking for safe shelter for themselves and their families.”
The father of two, who has since barred his children from going to the area, also said, "There’s a big problem of people just loitering in this park — drinking, smoking."
Local businesses have also been affected.
"We get the shower water — a steady stream of shower water in the gutter," one worker at a local motorcycle store said.
"There are a few hundred migrants just loitering around, sleeping in the courtyards, leaving their garbage all around the store. They hang their clothes outside. It makes the place looks untidy and unwelcoming."