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View Poll Results: Should People be Allowed to Rent out Per Night?
Yes, In All Cases 19 31.67%
No, Apartments are Not Hotels 24 40.00%
It should be allowed in certain situations 17 28.33%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-02-2013, 01:45 PM
Status: "The Silent Majority Speaks on 11/3" (set 23 days ago)
 
Location: New York City
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Some Buildings Boards are cracking down with private investigators:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/ny...notice.html?hp

The city is also starting to come down heavily with fines for renting out apartments as unlicensed hotels
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Times are hard - but who wants to live in a building like that??
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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Times are hard - but who wants to live in a building like that??
Exactly. I don't want to live in a building where there are strangers coming in and out all the time. It's hard enough holding people accountable when things go wrong. If it's a stand alone house, that's one thing. But for multiple family residences, I don't think it's a good idea.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Some Buildings Boards are cracking down with private investigators:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/ny...notice.html?hp

The city is also starting to come down heavily with fines for renting out apartments as unlicensed hotels
The guy in the story is definitely in the wrong.He lives in a heavily subsidized co op complex that explicitly prohibits any profiteering from ownership and his maintenance was also being subsidized by the city,presumably because he is low income.Probably SCRIE. He was just manipulating the system and cheating every which way.I don't like the fact that my tax money subsidized his purchase of the apartment and also his monthly maintenance.He is no different than any other welfare scammer.

This guy is such a crook that he is a very poor example to be put forward for discussion about this issue.There might be circumstances where it should be permitted but this definitely isn't one.He should be evicted.I see too many seniors barely scraping by in my own neighborhood to have any sympathy for this jerk.
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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NO, I state firmly from my current neighborhood.
In the past, my family knew lots of people who would travel and sublet for the rent and cat care, for example. They were often artists or photographers who traveled in connection with work, were awarded three-month residencies somewhere, and so on.

In Harlem this is an industry. People obtain "low income" apartments, or have rent stabilized apartments, and run businesses renting them out from a girlfriend's place - where they actually live. The constant streams of transient strangers are a very negative effect of this.

It is astonishing how common this is here.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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For all the above reasons, I agree. A bunch of strangers coming and going in your building defintely lowers the quality of life.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:22 PM
 
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Times are hard - but who wants to live in a building like that??
Yes, things are tough all over, but here is what bothers me about some of these co-op/condo AirBnb and other such "renters".

Most say renting out their apartments in whole or part because the income provided helps them pay their mortgage and building fees. Well these are the same persons quick to say RS should be ended because persons who cannot afford to live in NYC should move elsewhere. To us it sounds rather like "do as I say, but not as I do", when these people claim without the AirBnB or other rental income they too would be forced to move "elsewhere".
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere....
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No. If you have to rent out your apartment then you shouldn't be living in one. 1 - It's also something disgusting about allowing strangers to use your personal space for a period of time. 2 - It also shows no respect for your neighbors who will feel uncomfortable in and around their place of dwelling. This is common in the new Williamsburg and the new Bushwick.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Nobody has brought it up yet but there is another issue…..bedbugs.

Such transiency helps spread them around.
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Old 12-02-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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He should be kicked out. He's using his age for sympathy. There are soooo many people waiting to get into those apartments that won't scam the system and could really use an affordable place. Shoot, I will take his apartment and pay on time $500 every month, not have anyone stay over, and be a lovely quiet tenant!
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