Vans operating as illegal Airbnb rentals in New York City impounded by Sheriff’s Office
NEW YORK CITY (WPIX) – Seven vans were impounded in Manhattan this week after investigators discovered they were being used as illegal Airbnb rentals, according to the NYC Sheriff’s Office.
The vans were impounded for a “variety of alleged offenses which prohibited their operation or parking on a public street,” NYC Sheriff Joseph Fucito said on Sunday.
The sheriff’s office is working with the NYPD Document Fraud Unit on the investigation.
Part of the investigation includes a YouTube video reviewing an overnight stay in one of the vans.
An Airbnb spokesperson told said in an emailed statement the vans are no longer active listings on the platform.