Sunday, November 29, 2015

19 St. homeowner welcomes overnight guests

West Side property owner, Joe Galvin, has recently registered one of his homes on 19th Street on an Airbnb website, which is  used for people to list, find and rent lodgings. This home was purchased back in 2007, a time when the conditions in the neighborhood were unsafe due to the crime rates stemming from gang violence, drugs, and prostitution. As many people feared staying in the neighborhood, placing for-sale signs on their front lawns, Galvin continued his renovation process by investing in the homes and staying in the crime-ridden area. The 19th Street home listed on the Airbnb website has contributed to increasing the value of the neighborhood and overall quality. By Darius Crolle and Shavella Saint Preux