Airbnb

City Living, Hotels, Policy

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Image of a B&B Mike Miley via photopin cc

We’ve already taken a close look at how controversial room-sharing startup Airbnb is accused of depleting the already-scarce affordable housing stock in the city, but a new type of fallout is also underway. Thanks to legislation enforced in 2011 that sought to eliminate short-term rentals and illegal hotels in residential or SRO buildings, many legal bed and breakfast owners are being forced to shut their doors.

Read about the issue here

Gramercy Park, maps

For the vast majority of New Yorkers, the closest look they’ve gotten into Gramercy Park is peering through the perimeter wrought iron gates. As one of the most elite and inaccessible outdoor spaces in the city, only those who live in dwellings circling the park have keyed access via an annual fee. That is, until now. Thanks to a rule-breaking Airbnb-er, the world can now revel in the verdant splendor that is Gramercy Park.

Find out how this guy got all the snaps

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Airbnb, Housing, Tourism, Hotel
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City Living, Features, Hotels, Policy

Airbnb, Housing, Tourism, Hotel

Photo courtesy of Airbnb via Facebook.

Controversial room-sharing startup Airbnb, one of the most visible players in what is being called the “sharing economy,” has recently awakened the innovation vs. regulation argument in all the usual ways–and a few new ones, including the accusation that these short-term rentals are depleting the already-scarce affordable housing stock in pricey metro areas like San Francisco and New York City.

What the latest data reveals–and what’s being done about it

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a marble bowl by Earnest Studio

Images: Marble Bowl by Earnest Studio (left), hotel rendering (right)

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