Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It's not just happening in NYC

From CBS New York:

A Long Island town is cracking down on illegal room rentals near the Stony Brook University campus.

The Town of Brookhaven has taken 68 landlords to court this year for allegedly illegally renting rooms to students in their single-family homes, WCBS 880′s Mike Xirinachs reported.

One homeowner reportedly rented rooms in his single-family home to 14 students, Xirinachs reported.

At least 30 other homes are under investigation.

Nearby residents have complained about loud parties and parking problems and said the issue is lowering property values.

“It hurts the resale value,” one resident said. “You see these poor people they had to sell the house, they’re losing money.”


Jerry Rotondi said...

Broadway Flushing Homeowners Association might take a hint from this. It's just a thought, anyway.

I'll volunteer to be the first to display one of these types of signs on my front lawn.

I wonder if city council candidate Paul Vallone would follow my suit, and place one in front of his Auburndale home. He's supposed to be a neighborhood preservation minded kind of guy, though his real estate lobbying business might prove otherwise.

What do you think?

Jerry Rotondi said...

CB7's Chuck Apelian's "Prestone" printing company can make up those signs. Didn't he do that for Paul Vallone's last council run?

Hey, Chuck, you've always struck me as a fair minded man--and I've got nothing against a man making a buck to make ends meet--but following the buck working for a politician might be out of line.

Doesn't that run counter to your role on the community board?

Both Chuck and Paul serve on the same community board.

There I go again. I won't have a political "friend" left in this town, for my truth telling.