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yes but the 10’s of thousands of dollars of fines seemingly come from building safety violations (my building is very run down, so I assume I am at a great risk of my landloard incurring these fines, and then suing me).
True, our neighbors to the north and south truly hate us and for good reason. After all we are now an authoritarian country that prefers to be aligned with other thugocracies instead of our peaceful neighbors.
@gd2114, I have never heard about the NY DA requesting information from Airbnb. From my understanding, it has always been the Office of Special Enforcement (OSE) in NYC knocking on your door and giving fines regardless if they gain entry or not.
You can check to see if there is any “violation” on your building by going to the following site and putting in your building information:
thanks @bigappledude, my own research has indicated much the same thing, that it’s DOB/OSE that brings the hammer down.
The DA thing makes me think it’s maybe something a guest did. That’s what I’m praying, anyway.
I’m basically just waiting for the phone to ring, at this point.
I’ve looked up everything I can find on my building, which has no meaningful/outstanding violations. Granted I don’t think the DA knows my address, at least not yet.
And we will see what happens with that bill. It seems pretty intrusive to me, and I’m hoping for a higher court to strike it down or something, but who knows.