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Old 01-04-2018, 08:55 AM
 
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I'm just wondering how they are enforcing the short term rentals in NYC. I still see on Airbnb that hosts are offering entire apartments. We have not rented via Airbnb in the last year, but are looking at going to NYC next November so I will be curious if we will be able to use Airbnb at that time.
short term is 30 days or less
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:06 AM
 
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AirBnB likely won't change its policies, and people will still advertise short-term rentals on it. But I'd expect more and more buildings to crack down on it as more residents become fed up with their building being turned into a hotel.

In the case of my mother's building (a co-op), neighbors were tipped off by an inordinate amount of unescorted "visitors" and "family members" coming and going from one particularly apartment. The owner (technically, a shareholder in a co-op) was warned and when he continued, the board started the eviction process (though I think that was ultimately halted). I'd imagine this would happen in non-co-op/condo buildings too, renters could easily complain to a landlord that their building is being used as a hotel.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:29 AM
 
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Even if there are current active listings, I would be concerned about the possibility of them being shut down prior to my trip, and being left with no place to stay without paying a premium for whatever hotel space is left.
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:38 AM
 
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Hmmmm,

Also, consider transportation costs. We selected a location based on proximity to a subway line. But sometimes we had to take two subways to get where we were going, which doubled our cost. Two fares times two directions times three people started to add up. Just a thought. In retrospect, we should have investigated that more carefully before selecting.
Kind of curious how that happened---if you go anywhere within MTA, you can connect to any train within reason without paying a second fare and even going from train-->bus or bus-->train gives you a free transfer. For example, I take anywhere from 2-3 trains to get to work and I never pay additional fares.


OP-Have you looked at hotels outside of Manhattan with easy access?
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:41 AM
 
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Stagemomma, do you mean you would take one subway line, get off and exit the subway to walk to another line? That's the only way I can imagine paying for "two subways" (though I can't imagine why anyone would do that).
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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Yeah, I don't know, about paying 2 fares to get somewhere, transfers are built into the metrocards + one can get a several day pass for unlimited rides, that's why it pays to research best routes first + passes, also one can do subway + bus on a single fare as well but there is a steeper learning curve for buses.

Again, if $$ is an issue I suggest staying in Queens/Brooklyn, you can also learn how to "play" Priceline bidding for a cheaper price too or see if there is a Groupon special, but you never get your money's worth in a NYC hotel except in the expensive luxury properties. St Pat's Day & Easter can be busy that time of year.

You could try one of the Pod Hotels or a budget place like Hotel 31
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Old 01-04-2018, 12:10 PM
 
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Also, consider transportation costs. We selected a location based on proximity to a subway line. But sometimes we had to take two subways to get where we were going, which doubled our cost. Two fares times two directions times three people started to add up. Just a thought. In retrospect, we should have investigated that more carefully before selecting.

You don't pay per subway train, you pay per trip. You could stay in the subway system and transfer to a hundred trains and still pay your $2.75 fare.
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Old 01-04-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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I'm just wondering how they are enforcing the short term rentals in NYC. I still see on Airbnb that hosts are offering entire apartments. We have not rented via Airbnb in the last year, but are looking at going to NYC next November so I will be curious if we will be able to use Airbnb at that time.

I dont know about NYC, but where I live all it takes is a complaint from a pissed off neighbor (Like me ) to launch the investigation. I turned in my neighbor last year. A city code enforcement officer still calls me to see if anyone is/has been staying in the house. He even goes online and checks the neighbors ad to make sure it states minimum 30 day stay.
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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^^^

You know maybe I should consider staying outside of NYC... I don't know, ever since the first time I traveled to NYC... I felt like it was a must to stay in Manhattan... most people I asked always advised tourists to stay in Manhattan in case subways to/from the island shut-down due to weather or other problems....

But this being my 3rd time going, I feel like I'm somewhat ok with staying outside Manhattan...
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Old 01-04-2018, 07:15 PM
 
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In addition to checking out hotels in Queens and Brooklyn, look into hotels in northern New Jersey. There are several near Newark airport with reasonable rates and easy access to Manhattan.
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