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Hotel Carter: New York's Crappiest Hotel

The Hotel Carter, Manhattan is a historic Manhattan establishment located half a block west of Times Square. It has been ranked the dirtiest hotel in America four years running. Numerous reports warn of bedbug infestation and unsafe conditions.
An infant, twenty-five days old, was beaten to death at the hotel in November 1983. In December 1983 the Carter Hotel was home to 190 families. That month it was cited for its consistently low rate of compliance in correcting health and safety violations. The city sued the hotel in 1983 and 1984 for its failure to correct numerous infractions.
New York City was using the hotel as a homeless shelter in June 1984. The number of homeless families declined from 300 to 61. The city paid the Carter $62.62 to house a family in a small single room. In one instance the room was musty, with peeling wallpaper, and tattered carpet. The smell in the room was intense. The hotel began to make an effort to attract tourists once again. New York City removed all homeless families from the Carter in 1988 due to difficulties with plumbing, electricity, security, and vermin.
On August 31, 2007, a housekeeper found the body of Kristine Yitref, 32, wrapped in plastic garbage bags and hidden under a bed in a room on the sixth floor.

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