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New York City apartment location

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New York City apartment location

We are travelling with 2kids (11&13). Have option of apartments either W43 rd & 10 th or 57 th &. 8th. Which is better location to see the sights, in town for 6 nights.

Thanks

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1. Re: New York City apartment location

Which is better? Neither; both ideas are bad, bad, bad, BAD.

Apartment rentals for less than 30 days are illegal in New York City.

As a result, anyone who advertises an apartment of the sort you are seeing is advertising something that cannto be done legally. This means that

1) The apartment exists, but it is an unauthorized sublet and you might be thorwn out at any minute if the landlord finds out, or

2) It is the landlord doing it, so you could be thrown out at any moment when the City's Department of Buildings finds out, and shuts down the building or

3) the apartment simply doesn't exist, and you are being played for an out-and-out sucker in a complete scam, and you have no recourse in the law because what you were trying to do was illegal from the beginning.

Save yourself heartache and us heartburn in having to explain this yet again (because you clearly have missed, or ignored, the second of the Top Questions to the right of this page, "Why are Vacation Apartment Rentals a Bad Idea in NYC?") and get a legal hotel room (including an apartment-style hotel, such as the Affinia Group or Radio City Apartments). Whether you stay in an ordinary hotel or an apartmnt-style hotel, get all other ideas of vacation rentals in NYC out of your head THIS INSTANT.

Edited: 12:50 am, March 07, 2012
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2. Re: New York City apartment location

Thanks appreciate your comments, rentals are offered vrbo so figured should be ok? Is this incorrect thinking?

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3. Re: New York City apartment location

yes it is

Please read this:-

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g60763-c147344/New-Yo…

There are apartment hotels which are legal such as the affinia group

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4. Re: New York City apartment location

VRBO is just a clearinghouse. They don't vet any of their listings. Some people have been scammed using VRBO.

Just give up the idea of getting a vacation apartment rental in NYC.

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5. Re: New York City apartment location

I wish i could find the thread ( maybe someone else remembers) It was in the past week and someone reported that the apartment they were renting was being rented illegally --and midway through their stay they were evicted with a legal court order.

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6. Re: New York City apartment location

was it this one?:-

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k41594…

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7. Re: New York City apartment location

Yes, Thanks LMV--it is post # 19.

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8. Re: New York City apartment location

thanks everyone, I have read into this matter a bit further and figure it is not worth travelling 1/2 way around the workd with 2 kids in tow to have a bad experience - so hotels for us. After 6 days sharing a room with almost teanages we will be a very close familiy!

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9. Re: New York City apartment location

As it was pointed out to you in post #2, there are aparthotels that are legal. Plus they have kitchens or kitchenettes. If you post your dates of travel plus your nightly room budget, posters can give you some good suggestions.

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10. Re: New York City apartment location

For apartment style hotels, look at the Affinia Properties (they have several) and also Radio City Apartments.