New York Empire of Illegal Airbnb Rentals Booked 75,000 Guests, Suit Says

Metropolitan Property Group, a real estate brokerage firm, is accused of using a complex web of 18 corporate entities and fake identities on Airbnb to convert 130 apartments into de facto hotel rooms.

Over the years, tenants of a red brick residence in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan had begun noticing a growing number of people with suitcases cycling in and out of their 18-story building every weekend.

Many residents said they often heard the sound of luggage being rolled down the hallways of the 126-unit building.

Read the full article from the New York Times here.

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