By Courtney Gross | www.ny1.com |
It may be time for Airbnb to check out.
“This came out of us getting many, many complaints,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said.
The culmination of a months-long battle between the hotel industry and the multi-billion dollar website, the city council cracked down on home-sharing on Wednesday in what could be a big blow to Airbnb’s operation in the city.
The council voted unanimously to force sites like Airbnb to disclose addresses and hosts for each listing — information that is currently hidden. If the site does not comply, it could be subject to thousands upon thousands of dollars in fines.