We always warn people against short term vacation apartment rentals in NYC (they are nearly all illegal) but people are still frequently tempted to book such apartments, and the ones in Hell's Kitchen are popular temptations.
According to this and other articles, the city has filed suit against one of the worst Hell's Kitchen landlords engaging in this illegal venture. If you have booked a Hell's Kitchen or "Times Square" vacation apartment rental on W 47th St, here is another warning:
The article contains links to several other recent crack-downs. Just don't do it. Don't book an illegal apartment rental. It's a bad idea for so many reasons.
This article has photos of the wretched illegal rentals on W 47th. gothamist.com/2018/06/08/illegal_hotel_nyc_r…