Chic hotel in heart of Broadway converted to migrant shelter in latest sign of growing NYC migrant crisis

by Carl Campanile and Marie Pohl at 

A chic hotel in the heart of Broadway has been quietly operating as a migrant shelter for over a year, The Post has learned, as the Big Apple continues to grapple with the ongoing crisis.

The 141-room Square Hotel at 226 West 50th Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway is just across from Gershwin Theatre, where the musical “Wicked” is playing.

“To our valued guests: it is with great sadness that we announce the Square Hotel will be closed for the foreseeable future. We appreciate your patronage and hope to welcome you back someday soon,” the Square Hotel says on its Facebook page.

The hotel’s website says, “Please pardon our appearance as we slip into something new! We look forward to welcoming you in the future.”