A New York State judge on Tuesday blocked a subpoena from the state Attorney General’s office, seeking information about people using the global website Airbnb to make short-term apartment rentals in New York City.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims most New York City sublets listed by the global rental website Airbnb appear to violate state law, and is urging a judge to uphold his subpoena for information.
Ari Teman, who lives on Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, rented out his studio apartment through the online service Airbnb.com.
A new website and app now under development will allow users to rent rooms in a fashion similar to Airbnb, but only to attractive people.
The City of New York has reversed a $2,400 fine against a man who rented out his apartment on the vacation rental site Airbnb.
The unit at Amazon that runs Web servers for other companies ran into problems Sunday, leading to outages or slowdowns on several popular websites.