Articles tagged “new york city”

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

Uber's very bad year only seems to be getting worse.

2 months ago

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Tries to Clear Away Political and Legal Challenges in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

With its latest public policy efforts, Airbnb is inching toward legitimacy by being more willing to share information with cities. But is this enough to appropriately address the real issues, and will cities be willing to meet them halfway?

3 months ago

New York’s Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right

New York’s Grand Central Terminal Strives to Be a Destination in Its Own Right

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Grand Central Terminal's main concourse is well known worldwide for its constellation-covered ceiling. But tourists who are willing to peek around its corners will find many more delights.

5 months ago

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Skift Podcast: How New York City Tourism Changes the City

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Visitors keep coming to New York City, and the effort continues to strike a balance between tourist playground and place where people actually live.

5 months ago

A Native New Yorker and Professional Tour Guide Shares Insider Tips for First Timers

A Native New Yorker and Professional Tour Guide Shares Insider Tips for First Timers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Our advice for out-of-towners? Walk to the right of the sidewalk, please. Oh, and don't forget to fold that slice of pizza before you take a bite, either.

7 months ago

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who are the biggest casualties of Airbnb's latest battle with New York City? For now it's the hosts.

8 months ago

Heightened Security at Trump Tower Hurts Nearby Businesses

Heightened Security at Trump Tower Hurts Nearby Businesses

Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg

It'll take a lot more than trending taco bowls to help local businesses located within the immediate vicinity of the soon-to-be-second White House.

8 months ago

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Airbnb Dismisses Lawsuit Against New York State, Continues Fight Against City

Deanna Ting, Skift

Let's just hope both sides can eventually reach a compromise in this ongoing saga between Airbnb and lawmakers in New York.

8 months ago

Following Airbnb’s Lawsuit, New York’s New Short-Term Rental Law Is Put on Hold

Following Airbnb’s Lawsuit, New York’s New Short-Term Rental Law Is Put on Hold

Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg

Yet another legal battle between Airbnb and the City of New York begins. What is ultimately decided in this case could have larger implications for short-term rental regulations across the U.S.

9 months ago

Airbnb Wants to Strike a Deal With Politicians in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb Wants to Strike a Deal With Politicians in New York and San Francisco

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb is finally trying to meet lawmakers and housing advocates in the middle, but it's unclear if it's willing to provide cities enough access to its data to know if the proposed guidelines will be met.

9 months ago

Airbnb Relies on Its Hosts to Fight New York’s New Short-Term Rental Laws

Airbnb Relies on Its Hosts to Fight New York’s New Short-Term Rental Laws

Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

Both sides of this debate could be saving themselves millions if Airbnb were simply more transparent and honest about sharing its data, and if both worked together to implement common sense regulations and policies that benefit everyone in the local community.

10 months ago

Measuring the Impact of New York’s New Short-Term Rental Law on Airbnb

Measuring the Impact of New York’s New Short-Term Rental Law on Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb and other short-term rental companies can learn a lot from what’s happened in New York in terms of the regulations the state and city have implemented, including the new advertising law that awaits Cuomo's signature. And they should start preparing for similar laws that will undoubtedly emerge in other cities.

1 year ago