By Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance

A Blueprint for the 'Good Jobs' the Mayor Wants

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February 23, 2017

In his State of the City address last week Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal to create 100,000 "good jobs" in sectors such as manufacturing, technology and film and television that pay at least $50,000 a year. To achieve his vision we...

By Patrick Weinberg, Brooklyn Reporter (Photo: Patrick Weinberg)

Borough President Announces Return of Dine in Brooklyn Restaurant Week

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February 21, 2017

“Brooklyn has found its taste buds!” These were the words of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who announced the March dates for Dine In Brooklyn 2017 earlier today at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The week-long event is sponsored by the Brooklyn...

By Jackson Chen, Manhattan Express (Photo: Jackson Chen)

Garodnick Leads Charge on Small Business Rent Tax Relief

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February 16, 2017

City Councilmembers across Manhattan are calling for reform of a decades-old commercial rent tax they say is burdening many local businesses into extinction. The commercial rent tax (CRT) was created in 1963 as a revenue generator that charges...

By Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance

Navigating the Tech Side of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections

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February 9, 2017

As a restaurant or nightlife operator, how do you keep track of renewing all your permits and licenses on time? How do you earn an A Letter Grade on your Health Department inspections? How do you stay on top of important deadlines?

By Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance

Foes of Commercial Rent Tax Reform Can't Have It Both Ways

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February 8, 2017

A recent Crain’s article noted that supporters of a bill to reduce Manhattan's commercial rent tax may be asked by City Council members how the city would make up revenue it would lose if the measure passed. The legislation, which my organization...

By Rosa Goldensohn, Crains New York (Photo: Associated Press)

Hospitality Industry Walking on Eggshells About Trump's Muslim Policy

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February 2, 2017

President Donald Trump's travel ban threatens city tourism, industry experts say. But now that it's here, local trade groups are averting their eyes. When asked for the Hotel Association of New York City's position on the ban, spokeswoman Lisa Linden...