Articles tagged “nyc”

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

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.

3 days ago

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

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.

3 days ago

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

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.

6 days ago

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

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.

1 week ago

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

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.

1 week ago

The Fake Monument Making New York City Tourism More Fun

There's nothing like a touch of goofy whimsy to add a touch of fun to what can be a boring circuit of tourist standards, even in a city as diverse as New York.

4 weeks ago

Tourists Vs. Locals in New York City: Who Goes Where

New York City tourism trends are a mirror to what's happening in most other major cities. Foursquare data show that tourists and locals still stick to predictable paths, with tourists gravitating to top attractions around Midtown and Lower Manhattan. Every city is different and tourism has increased to outer boroughs but those probably still aren't top of mind for many travelers.

1 month ago

The Families and Friends of 9/11 Victims Turned Tour Guides

The conversion of the former World Trade Center into a tourist attraction has been a strange one, but the perspective of people who were closely touched by the events of 9/11 adds a valuable perspective.

2 months ago

Airbnb Says It’s Cleaning Up New York Listings While Governor Mulls New Law

Airbnb will be waging a PR battle in New York until Cuomo takes action or the time runs out on this session. But as we know from recent history, each purge is followed by a return of bad actors.

2 months ago

New York LaGuardia’s Redevelopment Already Has Travelers Worried

We are dreading the day when a renovated LaGuardia will no longer be a metaphor for everything that's wrong in U.S. aviation. But, luckily, with the Port Authority in charge we're certain they'll find a way to overspend and under deliver.

2 months ago

Airbnb Removes 2,233 NYC Listings to Head Off Punitive Legislation

Airbnb knows it needs to appease New York Governor Cuomo and legislators although it isn't clear that its removal of some multiple listings will be enough to achieve its aims.

4 months ago

Waldorf Astoria’s New York Landmark to Close Next Year to Convert Rooms to Condos

There's so much money being spent here that we can't see how it's going to turn out well in the long run. And if it follows the path of other high-profile hotel acquisitions in New York City it won't turn out well.

4 months ago