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City sues operators of ‘unscrupulous’ $5M illegal hotel ring

The four year scheme took dozens of units off the market

Rockefeller Center skyscraper will offer overnight rentals via Airbnb

A partnership between Airbnb and RXR Realty will create a hotel-like experience in a historic skyscraper

City files $21M suit against brokerage firm for illegal Airbnb listings

The lawsuit accuses the firm of using fake identities and multiple corporate accounts to run an illegal hotel operation.

Manhattan judge blocks NYC law regulating Airbnb activity

The new law required Airbnb and similar companies to hand over detailed information to the city on a monthly basis

City unveils more rules aimed at regulating Airbnb activity

Under a new set of proposed rules, sites like Airbnb would be required to submit monthly reports to the city.

NYC targets Midtown’s Atelier condo for illegal short-term rentals

The city has issued violations to 20 apartments owners within the 46-story building

NYC files suit against illegal hotel operators in 3 boroughs

The lawsuit is the first filed against illegal hotel operators in multiple boroughs.

City Council passes Airbnb bill that will regulate NYC host activity

The proposed law would require hosts to register names, addresses, and listing information with the city.

City sues Hell’s Kitchen landlord running illegal Airbnb rentals

Big Apple Management has been accused of using seven rent-stabilized apartment buildings as Airbnb rentals.

NYC’s Airbnb hosts could be required to register with mayor’s office under proposed bill

The City Council is expected to propose new legislation that would allow for more regulation on short-term rental sites.

Report on Airbnb’s effects on New York rents disputed by data provider

AirDNA says there are "several crucial errors" in comptroller Scott Stringer’s report on NYC rents and Airbnb

Airbnb listings cost renters an additional $616M in 2016

A new report says that Airbnb is responsible for rising rents in some Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods.

City Council seeks additional $2M for anti-Airbnb crackdowns

City Council speaker Corey Johnson is calling upon Mayor de Blasio to increase funding for the Office of Special Enforcement.

Manhattan couple hit with $1M fine for illegal Airbnb listings

The couple is planning to fight back and may join in on a class-action lawsuit against the city.

Airbnb leads to median rent increase, promotes gentrification: study

A new study funded by a hotel workers union finds that by taking some housing offline and increasing demand for long-term rentals, Airbnb has directly lead to an increase in the city’s median rent.

Chelsea landlord who converted rent-stabilized units to Airbnb listings hit with lawsuit

It operated for years despite persistent complaints

Airbnb curates NYC ‘experiences’ with Sarah Jessica Parker, Ansel Elgort

And no, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes are not part of the package.

Donald Trump’s childhood Queens home appears as $725/night Airbnb rental

The modest Jamaica Estates house has had quite the real estate saga since hitting the market in 2016.

Airbnb's New York listings are on the rebound following crackdown

The number of active Airbnb rentals in New York City is on the rise following the city’s crackdown on illegal short-term stay listings.

Anti-Airbnb bill wants NYC hosts to disclose their full addresses

The bill’s sponsor says that the measure will help thwart illegal rentals, but Airbnb doesn’t agree.

Jersey City Urby positions new Airbnb partnership as latest amenity for residents

Ironstate Development hopes to lure younger tenants who use Airbnb by letting them rent their apartments out using the service.

Lower East Side landlord hit with $1.2M lawsuit over illegal Airbnb listings

This latest development is in sharp contrast to news that emerged last week about the city struggling to enforce the anti-Airbnb law.

New York's anti-Airbnb law is proving tough to quickly enforce

The city has only managed to crack down on 139 of more than 23,000 potentially illegal listings.

Airbnb rentals in NYC would get a boost under proposed legislation

The bill has garnered some support in the state legislature, but since the State Assembly is heavily Democrat, it’s very likely that this bill will flounder.

City funds anti-Airbnb enforcement efforts in latest budget

The office in charge of doling out fines for illegal short-term stay listings is about to get a whole lot bigger.

Kim Kardashian’s onetime Tribeca Airbnb returns for $20M

The Tribeca condo has been on and off the market since 2015.

Airbnb rolls out neighborhood-based tours in NYC

Airbnb is bringing its Experiences initiative to NYC. The program, which launches in Harlem today, includes local-led tours of off-the-beaten-path locales and activities.

Trump Tower resident nets $450/night for ‘secure’ crash pad on Airbnb

Many of Trump Tower’s apartments are currently for sale or for rent, but at least one resident went another route for making some cash off of the building’s newfound notoriety: Airbnb.

Bulk of Airbnb hosts in black neighborhoods are white: study

An Airbnb watchdog site claims that white people are profiting most off of the short-term stay site. In NYC, the biggest disparity between the percentage of white hosts in comparison to its white population can be found in Stuyvesant Heights.

Airbnb advertising law results in steep fines for Manhattan landlord

Hank Freid will be required to pay a total of $27,000 in fines for newly discovered illegal listings.

In the wake of Trump's executive orders, Airbnb urges members to host refugees

Outraged by the recent executive order, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced that the site will offer free housing to refugees affected by the ban. Here’s what New Yorkers interested in volunteering need to know.

Airbnb settles suit against NYC

The two parties reached an agreement that will go into effect beginning December 5th.

Airbnb will sue NYC, despite settling with New York state

The room share site is concerned over the city’s jurisdiction in regards to the new penalizing legislation.

Airbnb and NYC may settle lawsuit over short-term rental ads

Airbnb’s lawsuit against NYC and the Attorney General upholds that the ads made illegal by last month’s law should be protected as free speech. The short-term stay site also says the language of the law is ambiguous about who can be fined.

Hotel CEO brags about NYC room rate hikes in wake of Airbnb law

He called the recent bill signed by Governor Cuomo a ‘big boost in the arm’ for prices within their hotels brands.

Illegal Airbnb listings in NYC will now incur hefty fines

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will impose fines up to $7,500 on users who advertise illegal short-term rentals

5 tiny cottages near NYC for your next weekend getaway

Outside of New York City, cottages and cabins give face to living small. It can be fun to experience micro living amid nature, so we’ve rounded up five of the cutest diminutive retreats nearby. It's time to get outta town.

Airbnb threatens to sue if New York state passes 'unlawful bill’ over ads

While it is already illegal to rent out your entire apartment for less than 30 days without your presence in the home, Airbnb is arguing that the new legislation is a violation of First Amendment rights.

Kimye lands a $24.5M pad for free courtesy of Airbnb

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been on the hunt for a NYC apartment that would serve as their home away from home, courtesy of Airbnb. It appears that The Wests have landed in their new, glamorous digs: a 7,000-square-foot Tribeca penthouse.