NY Daily News
New hotline allows NYC tenants to report illegal Airbnb rentals

An anti-Airbnb coalition is creating a hotline for New York City tenants to blow the whistle on illegal short-term rentals on the home-sharing service, the Daily News has learned…

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The American Spectator – Unvetted renters could be looking for a bomb-assembly hideaway

Recent terror attacks in Manchester and London have shocked the conscience both in the U.K. itself and abroad. Fear is running high, and citizens are rightfully questioning whether the current Western consensus is capable of dealing with the vulnerabilities that give rise to terrorism — vulnerabilities like high unassimilated populations of Muslim immigrants or loose […]

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 […]