AirBnB

In Twitter Spat, Assemblywoman Niou Tells off Airbnb Over Rising Rents and Displacement

Posted May 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

It was a moment to sit back and grab popcorn. Savage. Watching in real time as New York Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou (65th District) took Airbnb to task. Openly on Twitter. Media reports over the last week have publicized City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s controversial study showing a direct relationship between Airbnb influx and rising rents around […]

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LES Landlord Hit with $1.2M Lawsuit over Hell Square Airbnb Scheme

Posted May 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

It’s being called the biggest crackdown on a landlord illegally using Airbnb, and it happened on the Lower East Side. Naturally. City prosecutors filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against building owner Rose King in Manhattan Supreme Court for running a small network of transient hotels in three of her properties. Rooms were described as “comfy […]

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Afford Your Rent with this $900 Fire Escape Tent Solution so You Can Airbnb and Stay

Posted May 24, 2016 at 10:23 am

This crazy product puts the air in Airbnb. While you struggle to pay off the exorbitant monthly rent your tenement landlord continues to inflate, there is an out-of-the-box solution. Just open the window and pitch a tent from the fire escape. This way you can remain onsite and collect the dole via Airbnb. A win-win. Location […]

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City CoPilot Courts AirBnB Set with ‘Front Desk’ Services on Orchard Street

Posted October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

With so many cash-strapped residents turning to AirBnB for additional funds, a new symbiotic business waits in the wings. That company would be City CoPilot, whose sole purpose is to be a “front desk” of sorts for travelers staying in and around the Lower East Side. City CoPilot just unveiled its brick-and-mortar presence over the […]

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