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Anyone know of a good short term housing solution? We're renovating our apt for 2-3 months and cannot live in it while work is being done. We've thought about either living in cheap $100 hotels in Manhattan (Best Western's, Hilton Garden Inns) or a short term rental. Problem with short term rentals is that, for some reason, there's a massive premium to them. I wish I could get away with renting out my apt short-term.

JWL2672,

My client just rented a place in New Jersey for 5 months until there project is finished. She is saving a lot of money moving out of Manhattan while this is going on

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craigs list!!!!

airbnb or craigslist. Also heard that Jersey City has some apartments.

look for corporate rentals. Churchill and Oakwood come to mind. But google for others.

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Phillips Club near Lincoln Center. Its where westsiders stay when haveing work done on their apartments.

Try Marmara. (if you can live on UES)

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I saw a few places at 88 Greenwich about a year ago and thought they looked pretty swell for short-term furnished.

It's bizarre how expensive short term rentals are. The same studio apt that would rent for $2200 goes for $3500 when it's short term. Wow.

Also, curious to know how the owners are allowed to rent out their places on a ST basis. I know in our two condo buildings, they adamantly state "no short term rentals. " Yet, I know it's being done.

falcogold1,

I really hope not. But seriously, I'm just having a few walls knocked down, a few walls put up, recessed lights throughout. What can possibly go wrong? (famous last words...)

bramstar,

Oakwood wanted $4000/month for a studio apt. that normally goes for $2200. Highway robbery. A third-rate hotel in NYC isn't a bad option, is it? You know, the Four Points, Hilton Garden Inn, Best Western types sprinkled all around Manhattan.

Short-term rentals go for a significant premium. Annual rentals can live with the apartment being unoccupied perhaps one month every 24. Short-terms could be unoccupied 3 months of the year and are typically furnished.

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Sign a 1-year lease at a Related building. They would rather let you break it early than assign it to someone they haven't approved.

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