‘Operation Room Service': NYC Officers Bust Illicit Vans Used for Airbnb Rentals

Authorities in Manhattan impounded seven van over the course of two days they say were illegally registered and used as Airbnb rentals on city streets.

Coined “operation room service,” deputies from the sheriff’s office, in partnership with the NYPD, busted more than half a dozen vehicles Thursday and Friday.

Sheriff Joseph Fucito told NBC New York that investigators discovered the parked vans on streets throughout Chelsea and the East Village were being used as rentals for Airbnb.

A van towed by city authorities allegedly illegally registered and used as an Airbnb rental. Authorities in Manhattan impounded seven van over the course of two days they say were illegally registered and used as Airbnb rentals on city streets.

Coined “operation room service,” deputies from the sheriff’s office, in […]

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