Friday, January 24, 2014
Are you going to rent out your East Village apartment for the Super Bowl?
[A welcome on Avenue C]
As we first and exclusively reported, MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., is hosting Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. Which means thousands and thousands of football fans from Denver (go Nuggets!) and Seattle (go Mariners!) will be descending upon NYC for food, lodging, alcohol poisoning, etc.
Thankfully, given the generous nature of NYC residents, there are plenty of people offering up their apartments on AirBnB and Craigslist for a pretty nice markup. For example! There's a nice apartment on Second Avenue going for $1,000 a night — with a living/dining space that can "accommodate up to 50 people." Meanwhile, over in StuyTown, there's a two-bedroom unit asking $6,500 for six nights. Or if you really want to do it up, you can rent this one-bedroom apartment on Second Avenue and East First Street for the entire month – $4,600.
Sure, renting out your place like this (for less than 30 days) violates New York State law, but you can make up for any possible fines by placing some side bets on the game.