March 28, 2016
ELMHURST, Queens — It took five months and 10 appearances in Housing Court, but landlord Eddie Shiew finally evicted Burack Firick and Dogan Kimilli, two tenants who rented a three-bedroom apartment in Elmhurst, Queens, from Shiew and then illegally renovated it. They converted it into a 10-bedroom apartment without the landlord’s permission then listed the small living spaces created by the renovation for rent on Airbnb, a website for people looking for a cheap place to stay for a short time….