The pandemic upended New York’s hotel industry. Some disused buildings are finding new life as shelters for people experiencing homelessness.
Most of the city’s hotels have reopened and tourists are coming back to New York. But the industry’s recovery is uneven because the numbers are still nothing like they were pre-pandemic.
"Everything has changed except how they run the shelters."
Hotel owners said the quarantine deterred visitors and made it harder for them to hang on during the coronavirus pandemic.
City officials have reached an agreement with the Hotel Association of New York City to extend an existing contract, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
A complaint alleges that 13 people and entities misled guests into illegal, unsafe short-term rentals.
It's unlikely there will be any tears shed for the Grand Hyatt, at least in its current form.
New Yorkers don't need a truffle and gold-topped bagel to be charitable, but here it is nevertheless.
According to the report, the city spends $400,000 per day renting hotel rooms for the homeless.
There are plenty of hotels with integrity around Manhattan that still maintain that a sheet only needs to be washed under extreme circumstances.
They'll join over 700 buildings and institutions that have pledged to reduce emissions by 30 percent over a decade.
More than 1,000 rooms are booked each night.
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