Articles tagged “nyc”

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

New York’s Worst Airport Looks to City’s Worst Prison for Hope

David Koenig, Associated Press

One is a crumbling cesspool filled with trapped, broken down men and run by corrupt, incompetent government officials. The other is a prison. Seriously: New York City offers some of the best examples of a failed transportation policy in the U.S.

3 months ago

New York City Expects Fewer International Visitors in 2017 Thanks to Trump

New York City Expects Fewer International Visitors in 2017 Thanks to Trump

Dan Peltier, Skift

While a change in tune on borders and immigration from the White House could help some non-U.S. travelers reconsider ditching U.S. travel plans, it seems in many cases the damage has already been done.

4 months ago

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

New York’s Governor Proposes $10 Billion Plan to (Finally) Fix JFK Airport

Hilary Russ, Reuters

With New York LaGuardia finally getting a much-needed facelift, it makes sense that New York's governor is turning his attention to JFK. Most of JFK's terminals are in better shape than LaGuardia, but they're far from being among the world's best.

6 months ago

Airbnb Drops NYC Lawsuit But Hosts Still Face Huge Fines

Airbnb Drops NYC Lawsuit But Hosts Still Face Huge Fines

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

The settlement with New York City amounts to a defeat for Airbnb in its largest market in the U.S.. If it were a public company, its stock would have just taken a nosedive. Now it remains to be seen how aggressively NYC enforces penalties against hosts who aren't present during a rental.

7 months ago

Airbnb’s Settlement Talks With New York Are Unlikely to End Conflict

Airbnb’s Settlement Talks With New York Are Unlikely to End Conflict

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Airbnb is spending big to defeat some of its legislative foes. So maybe we wait until next Wednesday to discuss this again.

8 months ago

Airbnb and New York City May Be Nearing a Compromise Over Lawsuit and Law

Airbnb and New York City May Be Nearing a Compromise Over Lawsuit and Law

Nate Raymond, Reuters

Oh, how we'd love to see a smart resolution to this. But we're talking about a hyper aggressive, highly valued startup and one of the most incompetent state legislatures in the nation.

8 months ago

Some New York City Hosts Are Confused About New Airbnb Advertising Law

Some New York City Hosts Are Confused About New Airbnb Advertising Law

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press

The law as it stood was pretty easy to understand, and the new law is as well. We're guessing these are the same kind of people who are still undecideds at this point in a presidential race.

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.

8 months ago

Airbnb Vs. New York City: The Complete Battle Up to Now

Airbnb Vs. New York City: The Complete Battle Up to Now

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb and New York City have long had a contentious relationship with one another, and it's only going to become even more litigious, now that the short-term rental company is suing the city, its mayor, and the state attorney general. 2017 is going to be interesting for the sharing giant.

8 months ago

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Joshua Brustein and Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg

New York legislators wrote this law with Airbnb's legal response in mind. We think arguing on these grounds will prove difficult for the company.

8 months ago

Airbnb Loses New York Battle as Governor Signs New Law Aimed at Hosts

Airbnb Loses New York Battle as Governor Signs New Law Aimed at Hosts

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb would like to focus on expanding its product into more aspects of travel, but it's going to keep its lobbyists and lawyers very happy the rest of this year and into the next.

8 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.

8 months ago