Thursday, June 7, 2018
City files lawsuit against AirBnB landlord
One of the city’s “worst landlords” is accused of turning rent-stabilized apartments in Hell’s Kitchen into illegal hotel rooms and listing them on websites like Airbnb.
The Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement (MOSE) announced a lawsuit Wednesday against Big Apple Management LLC for allegedly converting seven buildings on 47th Street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, into illegal hotels despite years of complaints, violations and fines.
Based on the city’s inspections, at least seven of the unlawful hotel rooms had been rent-stabilized units before 2009.