Don’t forget the mint on their pillow

Don’t look now, but more homeless people are coming to a nice hotel near you.

The Post reported on Thursday that the city now pays to put up a mind-boggling 11,000 homeless people in hotels — nearly one in six of the roughly 61,000 previously in shelters — costing taxpayers an average $222 a night compared with $150 a night in shelters.

The Big Apple’s hotels are making less money than they were a few years ago, and owners are scrambling for bucks as they see the value of their properties tumble. The recent creation of tens of thousands of new rooms, as well as competition from Airbnb, has driven down room rates and the city’s hotel market is “performing like mushy apple sauce,” says industry journal Hotel Management.
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8 Responses to Don’t forget the mint on their pillow

  1. Unclezip says:

    I see a boon for the crab and bedbug eradication industry.

  2. fjord says:

    Just like when you pay your own health insurance, part of it subsidizes those that refuse to pay their own, hotels will raise rates to cover their losses providing for the homeless.

    • fjord says:

      Because of liberal policies and their outcomes(more crime, higher prices, etc) tourism is down

      • Unclezip says:

        Trump wasn’t just talking about countries when he mentioned shitholes.

        • fjord says:

          Exactly. They have mashed the gas pedal down on the economic misery, because it gives them more power over the poor, unable to care for themselves masses.

          How long til we’re out of other people’s money?

  3. bogsidebunny says:

    That’s SOP in De Blasio’s liberal land entertainment park.

  4. CharlieH says:

    Sure gonna make those relaxed continental breakfasts interesting.

  5. mbob says:

    There is no problem anywhere that the government can’t make totally unsolvable by throwing money at it.

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