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New York Airbnb or similar recommendations

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LaLaLamp Sun 26-Nov-17 23:22:16

Hi, we are 5 adults and 18m old going to NYC. Looking for recommendation of whole apartment close to transport links. If you can recommend anywhere, please let me know

tissuesosoft Sun 26-Nov-17 23:34:51

I believe that Air BnBs are illegal in New York- manhatten, Brooklyn etc. Something to do with subletting laws, so if you did find one it's entirely possible your travel insurance would be invalid if it was broken into etc

AttilaTheMeerkat Mon 27-Nov-17 08:13:34

Unfortunately the laws on such things are very strict in NYC and short term rentals of 30 days or less throughout the five boroughs are illegal. You will need to find a hotel accommodation instead.

BubblesBuddy Tue 28-Nov-17 11:23:36

Craigs List might have something suitable.

LaLaLamp Sun 03-Dec-17 12:37:57

Thanks for the replies...still looking!

NewIdeasToday Sun 03-Dec-17 12:46:48

Look on the Tripadvisor New York forum. It’s clear that sub letting us illegal whether through Airbnb Craigslist or other routes. There are stories of people who’ve paid for rentals just to find that they don’t exist when they get there. And they have no come back as the rental was illegal.

You’d be beat to listen to the advice of the previous poster and look for a hotel instead.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 03-Dec-17 16:32:32

Finding an actual legal apartment rental in NYC is akin to looking for a needle in a haystack. You are wasting your time looking and will need to find hotel accommodation instead. How will you know a listing is legitimate; the short answer is that you will not.

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