Wall Street Journal: New York's Double-Edged Hotel Boom / by Admin Leeser

There was a time when travelers in Brooklyn and Queens struggled to find overnight shelter, thanks to the sheer paucity of hotels. Excluding a few airport inns, the New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, opened in 1998, was the borough’s first new full-service hotel since Herbert Hoover was president. The developer, Joshua Muss, says he was often told that “a hotel in Brooklyn is a piece of pork to a kosher butcher shop.” read more at Wall Street Journal >>