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09/21/2018
New York Daily News – City lawsuit: Trio ran lucrative illegal hotel operation in three boroughs for last three years

A groundbreaking city lawsuit, citing safety and security issues, targeted three illegal hotel operators Wednesday while aiming to shutter their perilous operations in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. According to the lawsuit, the defendants were using at least 15 housing units across the three boroughs — and victimizing tourists with “bait and switch” deals, dangerous […]

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09/21/2018
ABC 7 News – Safety questions to ask the next time you stay at an Airbnb

Vacation rentals found on Airbnb can provide a great alternative to your summer getaway. But how do you know what you saw online is what you’re going to get? And even worse, could it be unsafe? Consumer Reports takes a look at the safety features you should be getting and what you can do before […]

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09/21/2018
Windsor Terrace Patch – Indentured Servants And Wild Parties: Inside NYC’s Secret Mansion

A Swedish party planner is accused of throwing lavish affairs in the “Secret Mansion,” a suspected illegal venue and hotel set up in a Kensington home he didn’t own and that he ran using unpaid “indentured servants” who lived in its basement. The enterprise fell apart when one of those “servants” refused to clean his […]

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09/13/2018
Bloomberg – Airbnb May Be Its Own Worst Enemy

Just two years ago, Airbnb was all about compromise. In several of its biggest markets, including London, Amsterdam, and New Orleans, the home-sharing company agreed to enforce local limits on short-term rentals. The rentees on its platform would only be able to book their listings for, in some cases, 60 days a year. Airbnb Inc. […]

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09/12/2018
New York Daily News — Trio ran lucrative illegal hotel operation in three boroughs for last three years

A groundbreaking city lawsuit, citing safety and security issues, targeted three illegal hotel operators Wednesday while aiming to shutter their perilous operations in Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. According to the lawsuit, the defendants were using at least 15 housing units across the three boroughs — and victimizing tourists with “bait and switch” deals, dangerous […]