They want to check in — for a vaccine.
The spate of recent changes reaffirms the city’s comeback is on. In the past few days we’ve seen added restaurant capacity, extended closing times, and the return of movies, amusement parks, weddings, and catered events. We’ve also seen COVID positive rates plummet and hospitalizations remain low. A major bump in vaccines is on its way.
ABC7 NY: NYC Hotel Industry Asks The City For Tax Debt Relief During The Pandemic February 24, 2021 Download and watch here.
Hotels, parking garages, condos, walk-up apartment buildings – everywhere you look, Brooklyn property owners are behind on paying their property taxes, way above the city average, with no relief in sight.
By Scott E. Mollen, a partner at Herrick, Feinstein, discusses “Downtown New Yorkers Inc. v. NYC,” where a petition to block New York City from Relocating homeless people from the Lucerne Hotel to the Radisson Hotel was dismissed, and “Ellis v. Town of E. Hampton,” where adverse possession against government-owned land was denied.
Queens Daily Eagle: With hotel industry in crisis, Queens electeds back plan to suspend late tax penalties
The Sheraton LaGuardia East in Flushing used to buzz with hundreds of tourists, business travelers, conference-goers and banquet attendees. The 173-room hotel operated at 80 to 90 percent capacity most days, with 180 employees welcoming guests at the front desk, cleaning rooms, preparing food and catering large gatherings.