Check out these amazing FREE short-term abodes on Airbnb
By Lucy Cohen Blatter |November 8, 2012 - 3:28PM
We here at BrickUnderground have to tip our hats to vacation rental site Airbnb. The company has partnered with the city to offer free apartments (with no broker fee, of course) to New Yorkers in need to post-Sandy.
We think the generosity of our fellow New Yorkers could impress even the most cynical among us. (And in case you were wondering, the NYC law against short-term rentals does not apply if money doesn't change hands.)
On a side note, for those looking to store/move some of their belongings while staying in short-term housing, Tuck-it-Away and Manhattan Mini Storage are offering free services.
Here's a quick tour of some of the amazing FREE lodging currently available (and we guess, not for long) on Airbnb:
Entire 700-square-foot apartment in Chelsea. This apartment fits four comfortably and there's a queen-sized bed in the bedroom. The living room couch turns into a full-sized bed. There's also a dining room table which can extend and accommodate eight people.
A guest bedroom in a 1,300-square-foot apartment in Chelsea. The apartment has everything including WiFi, and is fully stocked with food (and wine!). The bedroom has a pillow top full size bed that comfortably fits two guests, a dresser and a closet. The apartment has a washer/dryer too. Note: It's a walk-up.
A (kid's) bedroom in an Upper East Side doorman building. Most of the time, this is a 4-year-old's bedroom, so it's complete with a lofted princess bed, but it can fit four people in total (there's a matress below the princess bed and an air mattress, too). The building has a playroom and a laundry room. The apartment will be shared with a family.
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