Good Evening all NYC forums,,
I have checked out several sites (home away, etc.), including tripadvisor and there is this debate about don't rent any apartments/rooms cause they are probably illegal...etc.
So for someone from out of town what is the differences between an illegal apartment/room and legal apartment/room for rent (for less than 2 weeks)? Any concerns or suggestions would be great.
My specific situation is we will be spending 10 nights in NYC, Mar 22 thru April 1, 2013. I will have my family, 2 adults, 3 boys (16, 5, 1). I will be driving in from WV, so I am concerned about the safety and COST of parking my vehicle. I plan on using public transportation about 99% of the time we are in NYC so my vehicle may never move. A room that sleeps 4 (at least two double beds or larger) is perfect as the baby can sleep between my wife and me. We will only sleep in these rooms so all we demand is very clean and comfortable, would like a small kitchenette, a place to sit, wifi would be an added bonus. All things considered Manhattan (family friendly areas) would be preferred, but Brooklyn, Queens are fine as long as they are close to subway/bus/trains.
As with any family budget is a concern so I must consider every cost for our accommodations in the end. This includes taxes, fees, parking vehicle, cleaning cost and the cost of the room. To quote me $140.00 for a room but find out the taxes and fees are an additional $35.00 per night and $30 a day to park that truley makes this over $200 per day and way out of my budget.
I have seen several apartments (Queens/Brooklyn areas) for $1,200 a week and free on street parking and little additional fees and taxes. MY fear is whether or not they are 'legal'.
Can anyone help me out, puzhalsta.