December 11, 2015
ELMHURST, Queens — Eddie Shiew owns a three-story home in Elmhurst, Queens, as a rental property. He recently rented the third floor, a three-bedroom apartment, to Burak Firik and Dogan Kimilli for $2,500 a month. But after signing the lease, the landlord says he got a call from one of the tenants on the first floor telling him it appeared that construction was going on in the third floor. Shiew says he then discovered that Firik and Kimilli were listing the rooms for rent on, a website for people looking for a cheap place to stay for a short time, usually in someone’s home….