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Congestion Tax Estimated to Generate $3.4 Billion/Year — Three Times NY’s Legally Mandated $1 Billion Target

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Englewood Cliffs NJ, after doing nothing to stop New York’s Congestion tax on New Jersey commuters U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) released a new Congressional Report on New York’s proposed Congestion Tax. It’s based on a detailed study and analysis of the MTA’s announcement this past December with the specifics of their pricing scheme. The Congestion Tax will increase commuter costs, congestion, and cancer-causing pollution in New Jersey and the outer boroughs. Gottheimer also requested a meeting with MTA Chairman Janno Lieber to discuss the findings.

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New York City is experiencing its first Christmas season without Airbnb

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New York NY, New York City is experiencing its first Christmas season without Airbnb, and the cost of accommodations is on the rise. In September, the city implemented a stringent short-term rental policy that essentially excluded Airbnb, providing benefits to renters but limiting choices for tourists. Expedia Group reports a 25% year-over-year increase in hotel searches this month, with average nightly rates reaching $477, compared to last year’s still-high $416.

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Census Bureau Data: Escape From New York

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New York NY, if you define insanity as repeating the same actions and expecting different outcomes, then New York politicians appear to be candidates for an asylum.

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Democrat Senate President and Assembly Speaker Start to Question the Impact of Offshore Wind Projects

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Trenton NJ, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin issued the following statement upon reports that four bids were received by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities in response to its third solicitation for the development of offshore wind projects off the coast of New Jersey:

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NEW JERSEY TOURISM DEMONSTRATES STRONG RECOVERY

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Trenton NJ, the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism has released the “2022 Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey” study at the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association’s (NJTIA) annual Advocacy Day event today, heralding the industry’s near complete recovery with forecasts to break 2019 records in the current year.

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Saddle Brook Marriott Hotel sells for $16.8 million

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Saddle Brook NJ, Hodges Ward Elliott (“HWE”), the premier boutique real estate capital markets advisor, arranged the sale of the the Marriott Saddle Brook, a 241-key hospitality asset located in the township of Saddle Brook, NJ, strategically located off Interstate 80, just 20 miles from Manhattan.

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NJ Politicos Push Anti-Drilling Act while Pushing Wind Farms off Jersey Shore

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Long Branch NJ, in an embarrassing act of irony the Sierra Club, New Jersey Chapter joined Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) at a roundtable to highlight legislation to permanently ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. Last month, Pallone and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced the Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act that prohibits the U.S. Department of Interior from issuing leases for the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas along the Atlantic Coast, including the North, Mid-, and South Atlantic and Straits of Florida planning areas. Booker is an original co-sponsor of the bill.

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Bremer Bay Businesses Seeks Assistance from Government with Influx of Tourists in RV’s

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ABC News reported that a West Australian coastal town with a population ranging from 400 to 10,000 during the peak season needs more facilities and infrastructure to ensure sustainable tourism.

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Long-Term Parking Hack: Why Parking in New Jersey to go to NYC makes sense!

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New York City is the most famous city in the world. It’s got everything you could possibly want, but it’s also notorious for having some of the worst traffic in the nation. If you’re driving into New York City from New Jersey, parking at convenient locations and visiting NYC for the day can be a great way to avoid all those headaches. There are different ways to park, so you get there faster than ever! 

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Have a fabulous trip to the ‘’Constitution State’’. 5 beautiful places you must see in Connecticut

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So, you’re done with work for a couple of weeks and are looking for a place to go on vacation? Look no further than the Constitution State of Connecticut! This charming state in New England has plenty to offer, from its rich history and colonial architecture to its beautiful natural scenery. Here are five places you must see on your trip to Connecticut:

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New Teen Worker Bill Could Help Ease Lifeguard Shortage at Graydon Pool and Elsewhere

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Trenton NJ, a bill that makes permanent new working hours for minors and greatly improves the process for teens to obtain working papers is scheduled for a vote in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

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Best Attractions and Events This Summer in New Jersey (2022)

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New Jersey is definitely worth your time this summer! From festivals to outdoor activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. After flying into Newark Liberty International Airport or any other local airport like Trenton-Mercer Airport, you can start your New Jersey summer vacation by booking a Westchester airport transportation service to take you to your final destination.

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Making your Way Round The Tri-State Area

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The Tri-State Area, comprising New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, is home to over 23 million people. And you can make the most of your time here, with a little bit of planning.

Start by getting to know the area. The three states are quite different from each other, so it’s important to spend some time learning about all of them. New York City is, of course, the most famous part of the state, but upstate New York has a lot to offer as well. New Jersey is home to the Jersey Shore, as well as many urban areas like Newark and Trenton. And Connecticut is known for its picturesque towns and countryside – perfect for a weekend getaway.

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New Jersey Tourism Industry Association: New Jersey Welcomed 96.6 million Visitors in 2021

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Trenton NJ, the New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism today released the “2021 Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey” study at the New Jersey Tourism Industry Association’s (NJTIA) annual Advocacy Day event, signaling the strengthening recovery across key travel sectors with positive forecasts in the year ahead.

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