New York City

New York City goes after illegal hotels again

New York City’s Office of Special Enforcement is going after illegal home-sharing again, filing a suit in Queens County Supreme Court on Wednesday against 13 people and entities that the city says turned housing units in 36 buildings into illegal rentals.

New York City

Airbnb’s New York City legal battles

How much data Airbnb and its peers will be made to share is still up in the air, but there are a few key legal battles to watch as New York attempts to find that answer. City & State broke down the primary conflicts over data sharing that exist between the city and Airbnb and the arguments on each side.

New York City

New York City’s fight for Airbnb user data

In January, Airbnb successfully fought off the implementation of a law that would have required short-term rental companies to disclose to the city details about their hosts — but New York City officials haven't given up on getting their users' data.

New York City

Blurring the line between hotels and home-shares

Marriott International will build a full-fledged home-sharing division into its business, begging the question: How can one differentiate a hotel from a home-share?

New York City

Revised Airbnb-backed home-sharing bill debuts

A revised Airbnb-backed bill introduced this week would prohibit short-term rentals in all affordable New York City housing.


The rise and fall of the asshole startup

The days of tech startups slipping into residents’ daily lives unnoticed are over since New York has witnessed the power of companies like Uber and Airbnb,

New York City

Jumaane Williams' record on tech

New public advocate Jumaane Williams has a few tech positions up his sleeve.

New York City

NYC subpoenas Airbnb for details about its hosts

Over a month after a New York City law aimed at regulating Airbnb activity was blocked, the city has issued Airbnb a subpoena for roughly 20,000 of its apartment listings in New York City.

New York State

Will Albany pass any legislation to regulate Airbnb?

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol is taking another shot with his Airbnb-backed bill.

New York City

No L train shutdown, Fair Fares and Cuomo’s inauguration

Jeff Klein gets a new job, Bill de Blasio and Corey Johnson outline Fair Fares and Andrew Cuomo saves the day for L train riders.

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