When you go check beds. They are very small so check carefully! I use to work at a hotel that had bed bugs. They don't just live in a bed by the way. Yuk! They live and breed everywhere in a room that has them. Do Not leave your bags or footwear on a floor. Trust me! They get inside and you will bring them home. Hang up anything that can be hung as most people lay their clothes on the floor or bed....yeah, don't do that.
Bed bugs are on the rise again all over. New York is one if the places it began. But if youre staying in a reputable hotel you should be fine. When you check in check the bed immediately. Pull up the sheets on at least two corners and check the mattress. Bed bugs are easy to see if they are there. I check hotel beds anywhere i go these days.
Due to high mass in population in New York City it's self yes there is or there is going to be!the world is getting too over populated and bugs is the last thing we would worry about.for now! New York is big city with people coming in and out 24-hours.