First she got herself adopted by a dying old man to hang onto his rent-controlled flat — and now she’s turned it into a hotel.
Maria DeTommaso not only refuses to vacate the two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City, Queens — for which she has no lease — but she’s advertising for paying guests through Airbnb.
“She can’t rent rooms. This is not a rooming house,” said Sugrim Outar, the landlord who has been fighting to evict DeTommaso since her adoptive dad, Nicholas DeTommaso, died in 2009.
Maria DeTommaso was 58 when she was adopted weeks before the death of Nicholas, a senile 85-year-old who paid $100 a month as the legal occupant.
The state ruled in 2013 that she was not entitled to the rent-controlled apartment, but she has fought to keep it.