"I was perusing the internet today and discovered that 18-17 Stockholm Street in Ridgewood is being used as an illegal hotel and advertised widely online, operated by someone calling himself Rodrigo G of a company called City Life.
Several complaints have been filed with the Department of Buildings by others over the years to no avail, and I have just filed another.
It is rather upsetting that an operation taking place right in front of public view like this cannot be shut-down immediately. His phone number is even listed.
Similar illegal hostels were recently shut-down in nearby Brooklyn; I would expect as much should happen Queens."
a Ridgewood neighbor
Guess what? A friend who lives nearby went by there and noticed 18-15 Stockholm Street looked suspicious, too. Why? European tourists standing out front with suitcases. Sure enough, the house next door is also being used as a hostel and is owned by Rodrigo G.
We wouldn't need government sponsored "affordable housing" if the government made sure apartments were rented out for their intended purpose. Bottom line is although this was assigned to "special operations", DOB Commissioner Robert LiMandri doesn't give a shit. - QC