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Is it OK for me to rent out my rent-stabilized apartment on Airbnb?

Ask Sam: by Sam Himmelstein

I have a two-bedroom rent-stabilized apartment, and my roommate just moved out. I don’t plan on replacing her. Am I allowed to occasionally rent out my extra room, i.e. on Airbnb? I saw on a city website that it’s acceptable as long as I don’t profit— does that mean I can make no more than my annual rent payment each year via these short-term rentals? What are the rules for renting out your space in a stabilized unit?

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