Posts Tagged ‘hotels’

City Cracks Down on Illegal Hotels

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

ws_illegalhotels_John Friia By John Friia City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with other elected officials, introduced new legislation last week that would crack down on illegal hotels operating throughout the city by increasing fines. Owners of residential buildings have been converting their properties into illegal hotels, by renting rooms and apartments to tourists at lower prices than [&hellip
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One Queensbridge Community Vigilante Knows How to Raise a Stink with Authorities

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Posts, Uncategorized

Raymond Normandeau, press secretary of the Queensbridge Houses Tenants Council in Queens, was tired of the conditions in the Queensbridge housing project where he has lived since 1973, and decided it was time to engage in a little community activism. While he may no longer be a member of the Astoria ambulance corps (or small [&hellip
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