June 13, 2016
City legislators are growing closer to a bill that would ban the advertisement of illegal short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb. The bill would ban rentals less than a month long in multi-home units under penalty of a $7,500 fine. “Every day I hear from New Yorkers who are sick and tired of living in buildings that have been turned into illegal hotels through Airbnb because so many units are rented out to tourists, not permanent residents,” said Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan). Airbnb calls the bill “anti-tenant and anti-homeowner,” and claims that the majority of rentals on their site are legal. (Daily News)….
Source: http://observer.com/2016/06/afternoon-bulletin-vigil-held-at-stonewall-food-cart-mafia-and-more/