Illegal Hotels

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Midtown »

Hell's Kitchen Apartment That Caught Fire Owned by Illegal Hotel Operator

Highpoints Associates VII LLC owes the city almost $100,000 in fines for DOB violations.

New York City »

City Teams Up With Once-Enemy Airbnb To Provide Free Housing After Sandy

Airbnb is helping connect people affected by Sandy with free short-term housing.

New York City »

City Council Hikes Fines for Illegal Hotels

The City Council adopted a bill substantially increasing fines for illegal hotels.

East Harlem »

City Crackdown Shutters Illegal Hotels

The city stepped up its enforcement of illegal hotels in 2011 after a new law went into effect.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

SRO Building Owners Who Rented to Tourists Must Pay City $600K

The city sued single-room occupancy building owners who rented rooms to tourists.

Manhattan »

City Cracks Down on Illegal Manhattan Hotels

A slew of dangerous conditions were discovered in the sweep, resulting in full and partial vacate orders and violations.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Homeless Put in UWS Buildings With Safety Violations

The city is renting rooms for homeless men in buildings with serious safety violations.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Hotel Toshi in East Village Hit with Violations for Operating Illegally

The short-term apartment rental company Hotel Toshi recently took over a dozen units on East 10th Street.

Manhattan »

Short-Term Sublets in New York Banned Under New Law

A law meant to stamp out illegal hotels also prohibits tenants from renting out their apartments while they're on vacation.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Housing Activists Celebrate, But 'Illegal' Hotels Say They'll Fight New Law

A lawyer who represents the city's "illegal" hotels says the new law will cost jobs and tax revenue.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

New Bill Shutters Illegal Hotels

The move outlaws hotels operating in residential buildings, many of which are on the Upper West Side.

Manhattan »

Bill Threatens to Make Short-Term Apartment Rentals Illegal

The bill would prohibit tenants from renting out their apartments for fewer than 30 days.