illegal hotels

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at a news conference on illegal hotels (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

New York City Council Banking On Stiffer Fines To Put Illegal Hotels Out Of Business

The city has been cracking down on the illegal conversions since a state law was passed last year. But the city council has plans to increase the fines on illegal hotel landlords to try to run the practice out of business.

09/12/2012

Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg, NYC Taking Action Against 15 Illegal Hotels

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that the city has taken action against 15 illegally converted hotels since May 1, when a new state law targeting illegal hotels went into effect.

05/15/2011