Migrant shelter at Hungerford School. Image Credit - Asm. Sam Pirozzolo

Asm. Sam Pirozzolo Confirms Migrants Will NOT Be Housed At Staten Island Manor Rd Armory



The welcome update comes after Assemblyman Pirozzolo wrote to Governor Hochul seeking confirmation that no migrants will be housed at this site alongside Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, Senator Andrew Lanza, Borough President Vito Fossella, and Councilman David Carr.


“After writing a letter last week, I have received confirmation from the Governor’s Office that the Staten Island Armory located at 321 Manor Road is not currently being used to house migrants, nor will it be considered to do so in the future.


While this is a welcomed update, I will stay vigilant as Staten Islanders have been told the same about other sites that eventually did materialize, such as St. John’s Villa Academy. Staten Islanders have been very clear that they will not tolerate our public institutions and neighborhoods being stripped away from us to accommodate the effects of this self-inflicted crisis.


 I will continue to be a voice for common sense, sanity, and safety as this situation continues to evolve.”


Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo represents the 63rd Assembly District, which encompasses parts of the North Shore, including Emerson Hill, Sunnyside, Bloomfield, Travis and Chelsea.

Banner Image:  Cots set up in migrant shelter. Image Credit – Asm. Pirozzolo


Assemlymember Sam Pirozzolo

Sam Pirozzolo is a native Staten Islander. He is a frequent contributor to the Staten Islander, and is well-known and loved by people on both the Right and Left, in his North Shore community. Sam brings people together, instead of dividing, by speaking common sense and analyzing our island's, and city's, issues, with intelligence and concern for all. Sam Pirozzolo was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 8, 2022. The 63rd Assembly District represents parts of Richmond County. Sam has successfully operated his family’s optical practice for 33 years. He is the past president of Community Education Council 31 where he served for seven years. Some of his most notable accomplishments include the creation of a Gifted and Talented program for middle school students, the recommendation for the NYC Department of Education to hire retired police officers as school resource officers, and the successful fight for the immediate cleanup of toxic PCBs leaking from the light fixtures in school classrooms. As an education advocate, Sam has participated in historic litigation that led to the return of more than $4 billion to New York public schools. He also fought to ensure that co-located charter schools receive the same capital funding as their host public schools. While serving in the Legislature, Sam will work to support law enforcement officers with proper funding, fix broken bail and parole policies, and help small businesses grow and thrive in a stronger, more resilient economy.


  • Sofia Robot {PARODY ACCNT} Sofia Robot {PARODY ACCNT} says:

    We robots don’t need a day off for Labor Day.

    We also don’t reproduce and raise the population.

    For a stable society that is predictable and works like a machine, only machines can populate them.

  • Avatar Westerleigh resident (no name bc of the times) says:

    Good job, Sam! Please make your every day in office count!!

  • Avatar Cat Luvr 86 says:

    Go, Sam, go! Amazing that you are actually keeping the community in a state of betterment, and not decline.

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