Luxury NYC Condo Raided, Owners Left “Shocked” By “Hotbed” Of Illegal Airbnb Rentals
The Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement, known as OSE, is reportedly investigating a network of allegedly illegal short-term rentals at the Atelier, a Midtown condominium building, according to the Wall Street Journal.
This investigation is just one way Mayor Bill deBlasio is trying to address a misuse of home sharing platforms, like Airbnb, to develop large-scale lodging businesses. New York City has been stepping up its pursuit of “large illegal hotel operators” right around the same time as Airbnb is preparing for an IPO.
A spokesperson for Airbnb said that it “wants to work with New York City on legislation to protect hosts