East Village resident Alan Roberts was shocked to receive this offer in the mail from FlipKey.
"I can't believe this company is basically encouraging me to break the law by renting out my apartment as a hotel room. Incredible."
On this topic, did you see the piece at Gothamist a few weeks ago about the city issuing a $30,000 fine to an East Village resident who rented out his room for a few days while on a trip?
Anyway, per Gothamist:
As it stands now, the current law prohibits New Yorkers from renting out single-family apartments, or rooms within them, for fewer than 30 days—unless the tenant or homeowner is living in the home at the same time.
And FlipKey does have a few East Village properties, like this one on East 13th Street...