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  • 135 Out of 680 Hotels in New York City Are Now Migrant Shelters

    06/05/2024 5:20:36 AM PDT · by Sam77 · 39 replies
    Disswire.com ^ | 5 June 2024 | Jason Walsh
    A whopping 20 percent of hotels in New York City have now been converted into migrant shelters as prices for the remaining hotels soar due to demand. Due to the massive influx of migrants, some 16,000 former hotel rooms are now booked, while the room rate for actual hotels is now at an eye-watering $300 a night, the New York Post reported.
  • NY Times: Migrant Hotels Make Visiting New York City More Expensive than Ever

    05/27/2024 12:20:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/27/2024
    The cost of illegal immigration is bearing out in the Big Apple and tourists are the latest to foot the bill. New York City is more expensive than ever to visit, primarily due to Mayor Eric Adams (D) converting tons of hotels into shelters for newly arrived migrants, the New York Times reported Saturday. As Breitbart News has chronicled, Adams currently has about 65,000 migrants living in more than 16,500 hotel rooms across New York City. The result has been skyrocketing hotel room costs for tourists who pay the price while hotels, often owned by the largest conglomerates, are raking...
  • FBI tracks over 100 incidents of Chinese nationals posing as tourists to breach US military sites: report

    09/04/2023 4:52:21 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 9/4/2023 | Danielle Wallace Fox News
    The growing Chinese 'gate crashers' trend is sparking espionage concerns The FBI and Department of Defense have reportedly tracked more than 100 incidents of Chinese nationals posing as tourists to attempt to breach U.S. military bases and other federal sites. Those responsible, dubbed "gate crashers," range from Chinese nationals detected crossing into a U.S. missile range in New Mexico, to scuba divers caught swimming in murky waters near a U.S. government rocket launch site in Florida, several U.S. officials recently told The Wall Street Journal. The growing trend represents a potential espionage threat, as authorities believe the Chinese government in...
  • The iconic Mirage in Las Vegas is closing after 34 years

    05/16/2024 9:29:07 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | May 16, 2024 | Jordan Valinsky
    The Mirage Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip, and its instantly recognizable volcano, is soon shutting down after more than three decades in business. The 3,000-room resort will cease operations on July 17 as it undergoes a three-year renovation that wipes away any markings of the Mirage and its tropical theme. Opened in 1989 by casino mogul Steve Wynn, the Mirage ushered in a era of luxe resorts for the Strip and was the first resort to have a sidewalk attraction with its volcano, prompting the Bellagio and Venetian to imitate the Mirage with its dancing fountains and...
  • Eclipse Travelers Outraged Over Last-Minute Hotel Cancellations

    04/07/2024 8:09:17 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/5/24 | Amanda Yen
    Surprise hotel cancellations in Buffalo, New York, darkened dozens of visitors’ eclipse-viewing plans, ending their stays in one of the prime viewing spots for the April 8 solar eclipse before they even began. Multiple would-be guests told WIVB that their plans to stay at Buffalo’s Aloft hotel were abruptly canceled just one week before their planned trip due to overbooking by travel agencies and third-party sites like Booking.com. Some of the travelers had made their reservations up to two years before the planned visit, when they first learned that Buffalo would be in the path of the eclipse, a New...
  • Gavin Newsom caught with hand in cookie jar again, exempts more 'friends' from $20/hour fast-food wage law

    03/28/2024 10:23:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Not too long ago, Gavin Newsom got caught with his hand in the cookie jar of political cronyism. In response to a draconian law passed raising fast-food worker wages to $20 an hour, known as A.B. 1228, Newsom carved out a little exemption for his friends at Panera Bread on the laughable grounds that these establishments bake bread on the premises. In reality, the owner of several Panera establishments was a high school buddy who was a really good donor to his campaigns. Once caught, Newsom backed off, but right when he thought no one was looking, he went right...
  • Boston's migrant shelter luxury: State pays $16 for breakfast, $17 for lunch and $31 for dinner as they live in hotels for free after entering the US illegally

    02/20/2024 2:40:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/19/24 | Keith Griffith, Sophie Mann
    New documents show the rising public cost of sheltering migrants in Massachusetts, as the state grapples with a strain on its emergency shelter system. The state has 17 contracts totaling $116 million to house migrant families through June, including a no-bid $10 million contract for a company providing meals, CBS News Boston reported, citing documents obtained by the outlet. In some cases, the state is paying hotels $64 per person each day for meals, including $16 for breakfast, $17 for lunch and $31 for dinner. Last August, Massachusetts Governor Maura T. Healey declared a state of emergency, saying the state...
  • NYC inks $77M emergency hotels contract to shelter migrant families

    01/24/2024 7:04:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01.24.2024 | Carl Campanile
    Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has inked a new emergency $76.69 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to provide “last resort” shelter to migrant families Fifteen hotels in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx will make blocks of rooms available to asylum-seeking families for up to 28 days under the “vouchering program” running through July. “We’re not going to allow a child or family to sleep on the street,” Adams said during a press briefing Tuesday. The migrant crisis has been a boon to the hotel industry still emerging from loss of business during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • NYC inks $77M emergency hotels contract to shelter migrant families

    01/23/2024 3:16:58 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    N Y Post ^ | January 23, 2024 | By Carl Campanile
    Mayor Eric Adams’ administration has inked a new emergency $76.69 million contract with the Hotel Association of New York City to provide “last resort” shelter to migrant families Fifteen hotels in Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx will make blocks of rooms available to asylum-seeking families for up to 28 days under the “vouchering program” running through July. “We’re not going to allow a child or family to sleep on the street,” Adams said during a press briefing Tuesday. The migrant crisis has been a boon to the hotel industry still emerging from loss of business during the coronavirus pandemic. The...
  • Trump Bigger Crook than Bidens [semi-satire]

    01/06/2024 9:41:59 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 January 2024 | John Semmens
    This week, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, released a report titled "White House For Sale." This report shows that Trump Hotels in Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and New York received nearly $8 million from 20 governments, including China and Saudi Arabia during Trump's presidency. "This is a clear violation of the Constitution's emolument clause barring members of the federal government from accepting any present, salary, fee, or profit from any King, Prince, or foreign State," Raskin asserted. "This was no amateurish influence peddling scheme of the type carried out by the Biden family. It...
  • Pritzker family under fire as members are key players in Harvard, Epstein scandals

    01/04/2024 7:54:18 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan. 4, 2024 | Dana Kennedy
    Until recently, the most controversial members of Chicago’s ultra-rich and powerful Pritzker family were the billionaire Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker — a longtime Democratic activist and bail reform advocate — and his billionaire transgender cousin Jennifer, who’s funneled millions into universities, medical schools, gender clinics and nonprofits in support of “gender-affirming” medical care. This week, however, they’ve been overshadowed by family members who are embroiled in two of the biggest news stories of the moment. The governor’s sister Penny, 64, is front and center with the resignation Tuesday of Harvard president Claudine Gay over multiple instances of plagiarism. Penny has...
  • Trump's businesses received millions from foreign entities during his presidency, House report says

    01/04/2024 7:32:52 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | 01 04 2024 | Will Steakin
    Former President Donald Trump's businesses received millions of dollars from foreign entities located in 20 different countries during his presidency, according to a new report released Thursday by Democrats on the House Oversight committee. The top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, Rep. Jamie Raskin, released the report and provided documents from Trump's former accounting firm that show that 20 governments, including China and Saudi Arabia, paid at least $7.8 million during Trump's presidency to business entities that included Trump International Hotels in Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas, and Trump Towers in New York. The 156-page report by House Democrats is...
  • Fans Unable to Attend Army-Navy Football Game Due to Hotels Housing Illegal Migrants

    10/05/2023 5:57:49 AM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/04/2023 | PAUL BOIS
    Scores of military veterans, service academy graduates, and families are scrambling to find hotel rooms for the big Army-Navy game at Gillette Stadium because their reservations were canceled to make way for migrant families
  • Plus-size influencer who petitioned for free, extra plane seats now calls on hotels to enlarge hallways

    10/02/2023 6:11:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 83 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/02/2023 | Melissa Koenig
    A plus-size influencer who previously demanded airlines comp larger passengers for extra seats is now asking hotels around the world to make a number of changes to better accommodate overweight guests — including by making the hallways wider. In a video posted to her TikTok last month, Jaelynn Chaney listed several ways hotels can create “size-inclusive” amenities. She said she is “on a mission to revolutionize the travel industry, and make it a more accessible, accepting, accommodating place for all,” adding: “The needs of plus-sized travelers matter just as much as anybody else.” “We deserve an environment that respects our...
  • Las Vegas workers authorize strike against hotels, casinos

    09/27/2023 9:21:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2023 | NICK ROBERTSON
    The Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas, the largest union in Nevada, voted to authorize a strike against major casinos on Tuesday if contract disputes continue. The Culinary Union represents over 60,000 hospitality workers in Las Vegas and is one of Nevada’s strongest political forces. Over 95 percent of workers voted to authorize a strike Tuesday, the union announced. Over 40,000 members are currently working without a contract as the union seeks better pay, benefits and working conditions in negotiations with top casino companies including MGM International, Wynn and Caesars Entertainment.
  • NYC now preparing to spend staggering extra $1B on hotels alone to shelter migrants for three more years

    09/26/2023 7:24:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/2023 | Carl Campanile and Craig McCarthy
    New York City is preparing for the worst — extending its contract with local hotels to help house migrants for up to three more years at a staggering added cost of more than $1 billion. And the revised contract’s projected new total $1.365 billion price tag — nearly five times what the original deal called for — would just pay the rental fees to more than 100 hotels converted into emergency migrant shelters. It doesn’t include the cost of city facilities and other rented sites housing homeless asylum seekers pouring into the Big Apple by the thousands every week. Critics...
  • Welcome to the Hotel California: LA union backs effort to turn city hotels into homeless housing

    07/24/2023 8:39:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2023 | John Sexton
    At this point the idea of turning hotels into housing for homeless people is not new. San Francisco and other cities adopted this idea during the pandemic to help get people off the streets. But even in San Francisco the hotels the city contracted with tended to be older buildings in decrepit parts of town that were not a major draw for tourists in the first place.But Los Angeles is on the cusp of doing something quite different. A union of hotel workers has helped get a measure on the March ballot called the “Responsible Hotel Ordinance.” If passed, it...
  • MLB 2024 Schedule: Cubs in Tampa and Miami

    07/14/2023 5:33:35 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 6 replies
    MLB ^ | Fri Jul 14, 2023 | GRRRRR
    Cubs are in Tampa in June and Miami in August. Does anyone have information on the hotels/resorts where most of the fans stay? We have done spring training in Scottsdale/Mesa and love staying a place next to Old Scottsdale and foods and beverages within walking and crawling distance. With the balanced schedule we are now trying to follow more road games. Please advise. GRRRR🇺🇸🇺🇸😘🌭⚾️
  • Harris staff opted to move hotels in Los Angeles to support union amid labor dispute

    07/06/2023 1:47:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/06/2023 | JULIA MUELLER
    Vice President Harris’s staff opted to switch hotels ahead of a planned visit around the holiday weekend to Los Angeles before a worker strike had kicked off to a location that wasn’t involved out of support for the union leading the labor dispute. The vice president’s office confirmed to The Hill that the staff switched hotel reservations before the trip to southern California, where thousands of workers later walked out of hotels over the holiday weekend to push for better wages and benefits.
  • Thousands of Southern California hotel workers begin strike

    07/04/2023 6:41:29 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    cnbc ^ | 7-3-23 | Julianne McShane
    Just as the July Fourth holiday weekend gets into high gear, thousands of hotel workers in Southern California began striking Sunday morning seeking to negotiate a contract with higher wages and other benefits, according to the union representing the workers. Members of UNITE HERE Local 11, which says it represents more than 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona, are striking at more than a dozen hotels throughout Los Angeles and Santa Monica after their contract expired just after midnight, according to posts on the union’s Twitter page. Participants include cooks, dishwashers, servers, front desk workers and room attendants,...