Domestic tourists are returning to New York City in greater numbers despite concerns over the Delta variant and rising COVID cases. The data affirms the city’s vibrancy, even asinternational visitors remain predominantly sidelined.
Crain’s New York Business: City outlines $5.9 billion spending plan for federal Covid recovery funds
The city will use nearly a quarter of its $5.9 billion in federal relief funds for public health initiatives to combat the pandemic, increase accessibility to mental health care and support aging New Yorkers, according to a recently released spending plan.
Crain’s recently brought some of the city’s leaders together to talk about how hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related businesses will recover from the pandemic. Here’s some of what they said.
Travel restrictions and a slow return to the office are hitting New York’s hotel market hard, just as the city reaches what would normally be peak tourist season.
Crain’s New York Business: Meet the Crain’s Hall of Fame honorees BY DEBORAH NASON PHOTOGRAPHS BY BUCK ENNIS The five 2021 inductees into the Crain’s New York Hall
A scaled-back United Nations General Assembly is returning to Manhattan this week after going completely virtual last year, but fears about a possible spike in Covid-19 cases are making people in the host city less enthusiastic about the annual diplomatic gathering.
New York Daily News: NYC mayoral contender Eric Adams outlines blueprint to turn city hotels into supportive housing
Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams on Monday fleshed out his plan to attack New York’s housing crisis, outlining a blueprint that would convert distressed outer-borough hotels into some 25,000 rooms of supportive housing.
Eric Adams announced his plan to convert struggling hotels into homeless housing on Monday in Brooklyn.