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Old 12-10-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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Anyone know if something like this exists? I know of several really nice apartments in Manhattan stuffed full of bunkbeds for temporary tenants. The guys running this operation are young, very smart, and super super greedy. None are American citizens and CASH rent seems to be the thing they do. Advice or where to start turning in these guys would be appreciated? Thanks.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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What do you get out of this, or want to get out of this?

Its possible the people who are actually living in the apts are in a struggle and this is all they can do to try to make the best of their situation.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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The guys that rent these apartments are slime. They are taking $$$ for a bunkbed in a crowded apartment, then buying their own property in other countries. They also are very discriminatory against who they allow live in apartment, such as overweight people. If you are chubby - you are not allowed. The people staying are mostly international travelers that don't know any better and people that are unaware of the actual conditions till they walk into an apartment stuffed full of bunkbeds - even in the living room.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:57 PM
 
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I don't really know, but maybe the NYS attorney general's office fraud hotline?
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:22 PM
 
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Thank you -- I can get any information needed to bust these people.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:00 AM
 
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@OP - are you hoping to turn someone in so that the person can get evicted so you can move in and pay under 1,000.00 for a 1 bedroom in Manhattan as a reward for turning them in?
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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Uh no --- I don't live in NYC.
Just know all about what they are doing.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:11 AM
 
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It's an illegal activity and it's against the law. I don't understand why some are asking the OP what does she get out of it?


The only probelm is the city doesn't act on such information quickly.


You can contact 311 and file a complaint. I think in order for them to act, you have to leave your contact information. I'm not sure but call to find out.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Whats worse is the boarding house style homes with rooms rented individually and no proper fire exits and fauty electric wiring and other structural problems. People have died horrible deaths in fires there. Imagine fire coming through the door of your small rented room, knowing you are doomed. Awful.

As for the bunk bed ones those are illegal as well and sound like jails.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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It's an illegal activity and it's against the law. I don't understand why some are asking the OP what does she get out of it?


The only probelm is the city doesn't act on such information quickly.


You can contact 311 and file a complaint. I think in order for them to act, you have to leave your contact information. I'm not sure but call to find out.
So is the OP going to start calling the police on jaywalkers now or turn himself in for speeding on the highway?
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