Judge: Storm Refugees Can Stay in NYC Hotels

NEW YORK (AP) -

New Yorkers displaced by Superstorm Sandy will continue to be able to stay in city-paid hotel rooms, a Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday. The city currently pays for 890 individuals to stay in hotels, at an average cost of $253 a day.

An attorney for the city’s Law Department says the hotel program was never intended to continue indefinitely. She says the city will appeal the judge’s ruling.