Cabbie becomes permanent tenant of Chelsea hotel for $236 a month

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Friday, August 14, 2015

CHELSEA (WABC) -- A cabbie is scoring discount digs for life through a legal loophole.

The driver spent just one night at the Chelsea High Line Hotel when he submitted a request to become a permanent tenant. From a decades-old classification of the hotel, that made him entitled to become a permanent tenant for only $236 a month. (Yes, that's right!)

It turns out the hotel is reportedly partnering with an organization to convert low-cost housing, however, rents will still be quite a bit higher than what the cabbie is paying.