Cracks are appearing in New York City's improvised network of emergency housing for more than 1,000 people who remain homeless nearly a month after superstorm Sandy, including scores of hotel rooms paid for with public money that have been vacant for weeks.
At the Milford Plaza Hotel in Midtown, 120 rooms paid for by the city at a nightly rate of at least $295 have gone unused since mid-November, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Knocks on the doors of dozens of the rooms went unanswered this week.
The rich aren't paying their fair share so that imaginary people can grab a free hotel room. Not only that, but I can get a room at the Milford Plaza for $20 cheaper and I'm not reserving in a block which should result in greater discounts.The tab for the vacant rooms at the Milford will be just under $1 million, according to the documents. A City Hall spokeswoman said the total cost of the post-storm housing program hadn't been calculated.
Pssst...these are the people who are going to be running your health care. Do you really think it will be cheaper?