Boston Tourist Discovers Manhattan AirBNB Turned Out To Be NYCHA Tenement Housing With Roach Motel
Boston tourist Rachel Valerio thought her $90-a-night Manhattan Airbnb was a good deal. However, she soon discovered she had booked an apartment in a New York City Housing Authority complex.
The apartment was reportedly highly rated on Airbnb in Chelsea.
Valerio said the unit smelled like gas. She also said there were roach traps next to the bed.
Valerio discovered a plus. The Manhattan AirBNB was next door to the High Line and Chelsea Market.
Valerio states she saw the letters N-Y-C-H-A in the lobby. However, she did not know what they stood for. When she unpacked, she did an internet search. She soon discovered that it stood for the maligned public housing agency.