News Releases

March 20, 2024
Mayor's Office Of Special Enforcement And The New York Department Of State Announce $845,000 Settlement Ending Illegal Short-term Rental Operation Run By A Licensed Real Estate Broker

March 5, 2024
Mayor's Office Of Special Enforcement Announces $1.2 Million Settlement In Lawsuit Against Short-Term Rental Operators

March 29, 2023
NYC HPD, Rockabill Development, and Goddard Riverside Close on $38 Million to Transform Illegal Upper West Side Hotel into Permanent Supportive Housing

July 12, 2022
Mayor Adams Announces Office of Special Enforcement Lawsuit Against Illegal Short-Term Rental Operation

February 23, 2022
Mayor Adams, Attorney General James Take Down Eco-Yogi Slumlords who ran Unlawful Short-Term Rental Operation, Illegally Evicted Tenants

February 14, 2022
Mayor Adams Shuts Down Illegal Hotel Operator, Announces Plan to Create 80 New Affordable Homes on Upper West Side

October 14, 2021
The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement Sues 'Concierge Service' to Illegal Short-Term Rentals for Raking in Millions from Airbnb

August 10, 2021
The Mayor's Office of Special Enforcement Secures $1.2 Million in Settlements From Illegal Short-Term Rental Lawsuits

December 16, 2020
New York City Sues Landlords for Ring of Illegal Short-Term Rentals in Brooklyn

November 24, 2020
Office of Special Enforcement Proposed Reporting Requirements for Booking Services with Certificates

August 10, 2020
New York City Wins Permanent Injunction to Prevent Illegal Short-Term Rental Activity at More Than 220 Housing Units in Manhattan Building

December 16, 2019
Office of Special Enforcement Sues To Stop Displacement Of Rent-Stabilized Units in Four East Village Buildings

June 19, 2019
City Sues Ring of Illegal Hotel Operators for Turning Housing Into Profit Across 36 Buildings, Three Boroughs

January 14, 2019
De Blasio Administration Sues Firm For Running $20 Million Illegal Short-term Rental Operation

September 12, 2018
New York City Announces Lawsuit Against Three Illegal Hotel Operators

June 6, 2018
City Sues Landlord for Converting Rent Stabilized Units Across Multiple Buildings Into Illegal Hotel Rooms

March 29, 2018
City Wins Additional $1 Million Against Illegal Hotel Operators

February 15, 2018
City Brings First Illegal Hotel Nuisance Abatement Case in Staten Island

January 22, 2018
City Sues Landlord for Converting Rent-stabilized Units Into Illegal Hotel Rooms

January 5, 2018
Largest Ever Settlement With City in Illegal Hotel Case

August 2, 2017
City Awarded Court Appointed Manager in Midtown Buildings to Prevent Illegal Rentals

June 29, 2017
Cracking Down on Illegal Hotels: City Sues Landlord for Converting Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units