As some cities around the world move to limit the number of visitors, New York is expected to receive a record number again this year. - From https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/nyregion/how-much-tourism-is-too-much.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
In New York in particular, a decline in manufacturing jobs lasting decades prompted civic leaders to regroup, turning the city into a branded product that could be marketed to tourists and real estate interests around the world, who would emerge as a driving force of the economy.
In May, NYC & Company, the city’s official destination marketing arm, announced “‘New’ New York City,” a “five borough tourism infrastructure,” to include places like, “Destination St.
This spring the government in Venice, in response to the outcries of residents — they had posted signs in certain parts of the city reading, “Tourists Go Away!!!
We hear a lot less about the analog: the consequences of turning over to hoteliers land that might have gone to the construction of new housing instead.
Like Ian Schrager’s new Lower East Side hotel, the Public, or 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park in Dumbo, or the William Vale in Williamsburg, many hotels are now located in residential neighborhoods to satisfy the urges of those who want to feel as though they are living, however briefly, as real New Yorkers do.