De Blasio ramps up Airbnb enforcement

Mayor budgets $1.6 million for more inspectors to crack down on illegal hotels. Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand a citywide crackdown on illegal short-term rentals, pumping an extra $2.9 million into the effort over the next two fiscal years…

The Washington Post
A rent-controlled D.C. building commanded big bucks on Airbnb

The rent-controlled apartment building in Adams Morgan was meant for District residents. Instead, records show that hundreds of tourists and vacationers have been booking one- and two-night stays in the building using short-term rental sites such as Airbnb…

Councilmembers call on Airbnb to address racial disparities among hosts

A group of New York City Council members is calling on Airbnb to address racial disparities across its platform, following a report that found white hosts disproportionately benefit from using the platform in black neighborhoods. “We are calling on Airbnb to take a hard look at the devastation it is causing in New York City’s […]

NY Daily News
EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Airbnb coalition launches ad campaign about illegal rentals in New York

Airbnb hosts and their neighbors are about to get an education in New York’s new law cracking down on the advertising of illegal short-term rentals…

the verge
New York City issues first illegal Airbnb fines

Two New York City property managers were fined this past week after allegedly listing short-term apartment rentals on Airbnb, according to the New York Post. Property owner Hank Fried and real estate broker Tatiana Cames were collectively charged for 17 violations, each of which costs $1,000…