Cash Pad: Artist sued for ‘subletting’ rent-stabilized loft
by Julia Marsh, New York Post
An artist has been getting rich off her rent-stabilized Tribeca pad by turning it into a tourist destination through Airbnb — while also owning an East Village condo, her landlord charges in a lawsuit.
Eileen Hickey — whose artwork has appeared in films including 2010’s “Eat Pray Love” — was sued in Manhattan court Monday by landlord Robert Moskowitz, who says he wants her out of the two-bedroom Tribeca loft. Moskowitz also wants a share of the money he says she has raked in from the 1,800-square-foot Greenwich Street apartment.
The suit says she pays $1,463.79 a month while taking in $4,500 a month through rentals on the apartment-sharing Web site Airbnb, whose short-term sublets are illegal in New York. ...Cash Pad: Artist sued for subletting rent-stabilized loft