In the largest deployment yet, about 20 enforcement officers descended on the Atelier condo on West 42nd street and issued 27 summonses for illegal rentals to 20 different owners, including two members of their condo’s Board of Directors. The City is attempting to crack down on illegal rentals and this is the biggest effort yet but may been an indication of things to come. There is a new law that will force sites such as AirBnB to share the information of their hosts with the City which could go into affect as soon as February.
The Author- Brian Silvestry , a licensed real estate broker, has been selling residential and commercial real estate since 1999. He has sold in every neighborhood from Battery Park City to Washington Heights.