proposed converting thousands of hotel rooms into supportive and affordable housing, with a focus on the boroughs outside of Manhattan.

But most of the opportunity may be in Manhattan. Before the pandemic, more than 81 percent of the city’s hotel rooms were in Manhattan, and many of the newer hotels in other boroughs are in areas that would require zoning exceptions, said Noah Kazis, an author of an industry report by the New York University Furman Center.

Evan Thies, a spokesman for Mr. Adams, did not answer questions about the proposal, but wrote in an email that Mr. Adams’s administration “will have a comprehensive plan ready for when he takes office.”

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