August 23, 2016
Airbnb’s efforts to comply with New York City regulations have resulted in the removal of around 2,570 listings in a little more than a year. NYC housing advocates say that’s not enough. New data released by Airbnb on Tuesday shows that the company continues to remove listings that violate its “one host, one home” policy. In the past month, the company has removed 337 more listings from its site throughout all New York City boroughs. Critics say entire homes rented on Airbnb —as opposed to single rooms rented in someone’s primary home — take away from housing supply that could otherwise be part of New York’s increasingly expensive housing market, helping to drive up the cost of existing housing stock….