• New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis

    4 monthes ago - By NY Times

    The City Council voted unanimously to significantly regulate Airbnb and its peers, taking aim at landlords renting apartments a few nights at a time.
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  • New law forces Airbnb to open its books to New York authorities

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The New York City Council has voted in favor of a new law requiring Airbnb and similar home-share companies to share data on their users. The company has fought the law tooth and nail, but city authorities say it's basically common sense for the local government to be informed of the number and nature of residents using the service.
    The law was characterized by the council as one that would “provide the City with an additional tool to enforce the laws against illegal short term rentals.”
    “This bill is about transparency and bringing accountability to billion-dollar companies who are not...
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