NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A travel website has been pushing tenants of one of the city’s biggest housing developments to rent out their apartments to vacationers.
But there’s one problem with the potentially lucrative arrangement: it’s illegal.
City Councilman Dan Garodnick lives in the sprawling Peter Cooper Village-Stuyvesant Town complex along the East River in Gramercy.
Garodnick said postcards have been flooding in, suggesting he use a website called FlipKey.com to rent out his apartment when he’s out of town.
“Only half-noticed the mailer,” Garodnick told WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman on Tuesday. “But then got a very urgent plea from the owners of the property.”