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Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

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Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Hello All,

I have booked Macon Manor in over XMas this year and was wondering whether any locals or previous guests have any knowledge of it. I know everyone gets sick of the apartment scam questions but my communications with the owner seem very legitimate and the apartment is listed on various reputable sites and gets very good reviews all round. In addition to this is the general feeling still that this area is unsafe? there has been about a year since this issue was last visited and would appreciate any updates. Thanks

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1. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

The area is quite nice now, the apartment is spacious and comfortable and the neighbors are welcoming to all visitors. Best thing is that this is a fully legal short-term rental!

Does that communication sound legitimate enough for you?

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2. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Yes thanks. Actually all communications with owner have been excellent as well Thanks again

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3. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Silverfox: I believe Erich was being ironic.

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4. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

I looked it up on the NYC Department of Buildings website. The Certificate of Occupancy states, specifically, "Total Two (2) Families. Not a Multiple Dwelling"

Whether they've done any unauthorized construction to convert to smaller units, I don't know. But it does NOT appear to fall within the general multiple family dwelling laws that would make vacation rentals illegal. :-)

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5. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Says it has 4 apartments:

truerentals.com/truerentals_all_frames.html

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6. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

1) this is the NY State forum not NYC. You'll get more readers/answers if you post on the correct forum.

2) the rental laws have NOT changed in the last year. Whether this place is legal, I dont know. I just wonder why you would fly half way around the world and risk it not being ok. If it's a legal 2 family house and from what I read the owners are living in one area, they are renting out 2 apartments which suggests they've sectioned off the second legal space perhaps without proper approvals. I found this blog which talks about the place.

pendulumswing.wordpress.com/tag/macon-manor/

Edited: 10:11 am, October 30, 2014
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7. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

They've done some sort of renovation to convert it from a two family house to a four unit residence, and it looks like they filed no permits for it, so it may be illegal construction. I can't comment on the legality, but illegal construction makes me VERY nervous.

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8. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Yes thanks. Actually all communications with owner have been excellent as well Thanks again

I guessed that so was I in return...

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9. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Thanks NY whiz I appreciate you time and expertise

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10. Re: Macon Manor 424 Macon Street, Stuy Hts - anyone know of it?

Excellent communication does not preclude dying in a fire due to shoddy illegal uninspected construction.