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(The New York Times)   Our savior Bloomberg continues to make New York City a safer place to live, with a long-overdue crackdown on the festering menace of bed-and-breakfasts and their dastardly certificate-of-occupancy errors   (nytimes.com) divider line 16
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2012-04-28 07:55:35 AM  
Subby, I am not fan of Mommy Bloomberg, but this is actually a State law not El Bloombocito.
 
2012-04-28 08:16:01 AM  
You can't just let people armed with pastries and coffee run amuck you know.
 
2012-04-28 10:07:27 AM  
I work for a property management company that has short term rental company leasing apartments in a few of our buildings. We know what they do but turn the other way because they generally rent a handful of apartments shortly after we take it over, pay about 10% more than the asking rent, and never give us issues with late payment or litigation. And they make a killing on it, rent a 3 bedroom for $4500 a month, then rent out the apartment for $400 a night. Even if they only have 50% occupancy, they break even and they generally do much better than 50%.

And for those staying there, $400 a night for a hotel in Manhattan for 3 people with their own rooms and a kitchen is a great deal. It's a nice way for young people to visit the city and spend a week there, without staying in a hotel way out in the outer boroughs.
 
2012-04-28 10:07:39 AM  
Look, you laugh, but this is a serious problem! Some of the more shady B&B's will cram in 6, sometimes as many as 8 people a night! It's inhumane, people are forced to take their French toast with bacon and fruit plate in the *gasp* atrium!
 
2012-04-28 10:25:01 AM  
They have Bed and Breakfast's in New York City?!?!?!
 
2012-04-28 10:26:01 AM  

Ennuipoet: Subby, I am not fan of Mommy Bloomberg, but this is actually a State law not El Bloombocito.


Some of the stuff he did was over the top (the Trans fat thing comes to mind). But I did like what he did with Times Square and turning part of Broadway into a pedestrian mall.
 
2012-04-28 11:16:56 AM  
"I'm going to open a chain of Chair, Lunch, Dinners and put them right across the street from bed and breakfasts. "Come over, about...1. But you have to leave at 11. 'Cause you ain't sleeping in the farking chair."

R.I.P Mitch Hedberg
 
2012-04-28 01:38:35 PM  
New York City liberals are best liberals
 
2012-04-28 03:10:44 PM  
them apple heads need to crackdown on bed bugs, not bed and breakfasts'
 
2012-04-28 05:26:45 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: Nemo's Brother: New York City liberals are best liberals

Yeah, isn't Mother Bloomberg a GOP'er?


He only ran as one to avoid the Democratic primary.
 
2012-04-28 06:19:04 PM  

TheEdibleSnuggie: Nemo's Brother: New York City liberals are best liberals

Yeah, isn't Mother Bloomberg a GOP'er?


Ran as a Republican, now an Independent... No matter what party he's in, he's a liberal statist douche-bag.
 
2012-04-28 08:58:24 PM  

Nemo's Brother: New York City liberals are best liberals


if you actually read the farking article, you would have noticed that this is a State law, not a city law.
 
2012-04-29 04:09:12 AM  

dumbobruni: Nemo's Brother: New York City liberals are best liberals

if you actually read the farking article, you would have noticed that this is a State law, not a city law.


You think the folks in Albany really give a shiat what the people in Rochester think? A state law in NY is just a different way to pass a law in NYC.
 
2012-04-29 04:15:29 AM  
I had no idea NYC hotels were so farked until I went to book a room for 3 days. Feel free to cue the "rent is too damn high" winners, but San Francisco and DC have similar issues and I can find a shiatty hotel in the cities proper for less than $100/night on a good day. It's a stretch to find something double that in Manhattan.
 
2012-04-29 04:18:20 AM  

Mrtraveler01: They have Bed and Breakfast's in New York City?!?!?!


If you choose the right criteria. I know you think country house, small town when you think b&b. The ones in NYC meet the one bathroom, owned by a weird old woman/couple criteria.
 
2012-04-29 11:27:30 AM  

moothemagiccow: dumbobruni: Nemo's Brother: New York City liberals are best liberals

if you actually read the farking article, you would have noticed that this is a State law, not a city law.

You think the folks in Albany really give a shiat what the people in Rochester think? A state law in NY is just a different way to pass a law in NYC.


NYC allegedly has home rule, but we still have to go to Albany to get permission to do a lot of things. A case in point is congestion pricing. Another is the Urstadt Law which gives Albany power over rent regulations in NYC.
 
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