City Files $1.2 Million Lawsuit to Shut Down “Airbnb Hotels” (NY)

As of last week, not a single violation had been levied in the city’s hotbed of illegal sublet listings – East Williamsburg, Brooklyn – and only two had been issued in the entire borough. The city has issued a total of $284,000 in fines to 16 landlords citywide since the law went into effect in February. At the current rate of enforcement of the state’s new “anti-Airbnb” law forbidding advertising for short-term sublets, it will take the city 43 years to address all violations.    Read the article…………..

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