We will be returning to NY in July, and booked with Second Home on Second Avenue (the Tribal room, as it has a private bathroom).
However, on New Years eve we received an email with the following..
"Due to building department zoning laws in NYC we were forced to shut down our location in 221 second avenue, so, it CANNOT be occupied. We cannot say for sure how long it will be before we can reopen. But, I have a good news I am UPGRADING you to the Modern Apartment Located at 212 E 13th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. One bedroom with one queen size bed and one queen size sliding sofa bed. 500 square feet. You can view the pictures on our website www.secondhomesecondavenue.com
This room includes the following: <rest of message snipped>"
Now, while we're delighted with the free upgrade, as we've seen nothing but good things about them, does anyone know the following?
1)What zoning change caused this, and why?
2)I've seen a *LOT* about illegal apartment rentals; is this one all above board?
Thanks in advance.