Gothamist: Can NY’s plan to convert hotels into affordable housing help alleviate homelessness? Some hope it will.

A year ago, Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers set aside $100 million to encourage real estate developers to take New York City's vacant and underutilized hotels that were struggling due to a lack of guests during the pandemic and turn them into permanent housing for the homeless and low-income residents. Not one hotel has been converted under the program so far.

2022-06-17T13:33:13-04:00News|

New York Social Diary: Rolling out the Red Carpet

NYC’s storied hotel industry celebrated an eagerly anticipated return to the spotlight during its annual “Red Carpet Hospitality Gala” hosted by the Hotel Association of New York City Foundation at Mandarin Oriental in Manhattan. The sold-out event drew hundreds of attendees as the HANYC Foundation honored Hilton Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Laura Fuentes and John Gore Organization President and Broadway League Chair Lauren Reid. Loews Hotels Chairman & CEO Jonathan M. Tisch introduced the honorees.

2022-06-03T21:59:01-04:00News|

The Jewish Voice: NYC Vying to Host 2024 Democratic Nat’l Convention in Hopes of Aiding Economy

As reported by Crain’s NY, Mayor Eric Adam’s administration announced that the city submitted a request to host the Democratic National convention, before the May 27 deadline. “What we will say to the DNC: New York is ready to make this the smoothest, best-run and sophisticated National Convention they’ve ever seen,” said Frank Carone, chief of staff to the mayor, while he stood alongside Adams as well as leaders from the Economic Development Corp. and NYC & Company. “And we say that humbly.”

2022-06-03T20:15:32-04:00News|

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