[Photo by Dave on 7th]
The city shut down East Village Bed & Coffee, which operated as a bed and caffeinated-beverage breakfast these past 16 years at 110 Avenue C near East Seventh Street, in late November.
Last week, the Observer took a deeper look at the bed-and-breakfast issue in the city … and talked with owner Anne Edris, who was licensed to operate the facility, and paid state, city and hotel occupancy taxes for her business.
She was one of the many operators who got swept up in collateral damage during the state's ongoing fight against Airbnb.
Per the article:
Ms. Edris sits at her kitchen table, surrounded by manila folders of zoning and codes, tax returns for a loan application, and copies of her violations. “My dad just died, I’m absolutely broke, and my mother’s ill. It’s just too much at once,” she said, “New York City is becoming this heartless City.”
Ms. Edris has been a denizen of the East Village for 22 years. “There’s been so much support and friends and family and love and effort put into this business. That’s what hurts the most, the thought of having to walk away.”
Previously on EV Grieve:
City deems East Village Bed & Coffee an 'illegal hotel' on Avenue C