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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.

6 days 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

The Fake Monument Making New York City Tourism More Fun

The Fake Monument Making New York City Tourism More Fun

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press

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.

2 months ago

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

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

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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

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

Verena Dobnick, Associated Press

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.

3 months ago