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02/26/2019
New York Times- Inside the Rise and Fall of a Multimillion-Dollar Airbnb Scheme

Two of the three apartments in the building were popular with tourists looking to stay in one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods — at $600 a night each, they were a bargain for a large group. But they were also illegal — part of an elaborate real estate scheme to make millions by circumventing state […]

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02/26/2019
CNN Business- Airbnb subpoenaed by New York City for data on listings

New York City has subpoenaed Airbnb for data on roughly 20,000 listings in the area to make sure hosts aren’t breaking local laws about short-term rentals. In an interview on television station NY1 on Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shared his rationale for the subpoena from the Office of Special Enforcement: “If […]

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02/26/2019
NY 1- NYC Subpoenas Airbnb for Info on About 20,000 Apartment Listings

City Hall has issued a subpoena demanding information from Airbnb about roughly 20,000 apartment listings in the city, saying it wants to make sure, in part, they are not being used as de-facto hotels. Announcing the subpoena Monday on Inside City Hall , Mayor Bill de Blasio said the federal judge who issued an injunction on a new law […]

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02/26/2019
New York Daily News- NYC subpoenas Airbnb for information on 20,000 apartments listed on home-sharing site

City Hall’s latest salvo against home-sharing site Airbnb came in the form of a subpoena. The company has pushed back against Mayor de Blasio’s attempts to regulate the online world of apartment swapping, setting the stage for a subpoena seeking data about the roughly 20,000 Big Apple apartments available through the site. The latest chapter […]

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01/24/2019
AP- Airbnb critics say blocked law would save housing NYC units

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report from critics of Airbnb and other home-sharing platforms claims New York City could lose nearly 11,000 housing units if new regulations on the companies don’t go forward. A federal judge this month blocked a New York City law that would have subjected Airbnb and HomeAway to reveal detailed […]