Citywide access to broadband, a live fashion museum in the Garment District, more industrial parks like the Brooklyn Navy Yard, lab space and incentives for biotech companies – these are just a few of the ventures that the city’s most prosperous industries want the de Blasio administration to support. At […]
Author: Rachel Bryson-Brockmann
For New Yorkers, it’s a way to help pay the bills, and for tourists, it’s a way to save some money. But to the city and its hotel industry, Airbnb is a staggering threat. Airbnb, the wildly popular website that allows people to rent out their homes for short periods […]
Tourism officials are worried about their future: the industry has seldom been discussed at mayoral debates and few concrete plans to increase tourism in the city have been discussed.
The horse-drawn carriage industry, comprised of about 300 drivers and more than 200 horses, is harshly criticized by animal rights groups who say the horses are mistreated, don’t belong in city traffic, and could successfully be replaced with electric cars. But the drivers say they are animal lovers who work with very healthy horses, the industry wouldn’t survive if electric cars took over, and tourism could suffer.