Fewer Lodging Options in New York City

August 2nd, 2010 by Mariah

Fewer Lodging Options in New York City
Wednesday July 28, 2010

A new state law means there will be fewer lodging options for travelers in New York City. Effective May 1, 2011, it will be illegal to rent an apartment in the city for any period under 30 days, according to an article in The Guardian. Gov. David Paterson said in a statement that the law “fixes problems caused by illegal hotels and improves quality of life in traditional residential apartment buildings.”

The Professional Association of Innkeepers International is among the organizations which called on Gov. Paterson to veto the legislation. In a letter to the governor, PAII said “the consequences of this bill will dramatically hurt tourism for the short and long term.”

Click here to read PAII’s letter to Gov. Paterson.