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From NY Daily News: ALBANY — Airbnb hosts and their neighbors are about to get an education in New York’s new law cracking down on the advertising of illegal short-term rentals. Share Better, an anti-Airbnb coalition that includes politicians and the hotel industry, is launching a new ad campaign and website Tuesday warning about the […] Read More

From Crain's New York: A bill to ban Airbnb ads scored Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature Friday after a drawn-out battle pitting the tech giant against hotels, the real estate industry and affordable-housing advocates. Airbnb fought hard to win over Cuomo, even running advertisements in Philadelphia taxicabs during the Democratic National Convention this summer urging him […] Read More

From the New York Post: Gov. Cuomo declared war on Airbnb hosts Friday when he bowed to pressure from the hotel industry and signed one of the nation’s toughest laws regulating the home-sharing service — including steep fines just for advertising short-term rentals. State law already bars apartment dwellers from renting their entire units for […] Read More

From the New York Times: (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation on Friday that would place new regulations on online home rental companies like Airbnb. Existing New York state law bars most urban apartment-dwellers from renting out their units for less than 30 days if they are not present. The law recently […] Read More

NEW YORK — Dangerously large groups of people are being crammed into "rentals of doom" through Airbnb across the city, according to a report by state Sen.Jeff Klein and the Independent Democratic Conference.   The investigation, entitled "Tourist Tenements in the Making," focuses on Airbnb advertisements for short-term lodging in New York City where hosts say […] Read More

From the Times Ledger:   State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) stood with residents of Broadway-Flushing to protest an Airbnb listing which he has called a violation of city zoning laws on Friday. The home, located at 35-32 159th St., has been rented out to dozens of people at a time for private parties, as well […] Read More

From the Queens Chronicle: Advertisement for single-family home says 13 people can be accommodated State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) stood with members of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association last Friday to call on Airbnb to remove a listing for a single-family home that says the house can accommodate 13 people. “Here we have a situation where, […] Read More

From NY1: State Senator Tony Avella was joined by members of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association on Friday during a press conference on “illegal home rentals” listed on Airbnb.   Members of the group say that local property owners are illegally renting out their homes to tourists. They say property owners have listed their homes as […] Read More

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