Arthur Frommer

August 8, 2010 12:00 AM

New law means higher NYC hotel rates

To the dismay of everyone in the travel industry other than hotel executives, Gov. David Paterson of New York has signed legislation outlawing the rental of apartments in New York (which means primarily New York City) for periods of less than 30 days. A large pro-tourism industry has just received a staggering blow, and tens of thousands of tourists will have to pay expensive hotel rates for their stays in New York City. Manhattan, in particular, has just joined the island of Maui and the city of Paris, France, as a place where tourists can no longer enjoy a far more spacious, far more pleasant, form of accommodation for much less than most hotels charge.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

Celebrating 100 Years at Camp Wood YMCA 00:54

Celebrating 100 Years at Camp Wood YMCA

Lesser prairie chicken research 02:13

Lesser prairie chicken research

Help for lesser prairie chicken 03:42

Help for lesser prairie chicken

Where in the state of Kansas is Michael Pearce? (March 9) 01:43

Where in the state of Kansas is Michael Pearce? (March 9)

VIDEO: Massive clouds of blackbirds in the Kansas sky 01:20

VIDEO: Massive clouds of blackbirds in the Kansas sky

Early spring morning in Kansas wild turkey country 00:42

Early spring morning in Kansas wild turkey country

VIDEO: Where in the state of Kansas is Michael Pearce? (Feb. 9) 01:02

VIDEO: Where in the state of Kansas is Michael Pearce? (Feb. 9)

VIDEO: Trapping as a way to protect birds and calves 01:03

VIDEO: Trapping as a way to protect birds and calves

VIDEO: Where in the state of Kansas is Michael Pearce? 01:52

VIDEO: Where in the state of Kansas is Michael Pearce?

Share Video

Editor's Choice Videos