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Jul 18, 2016

New York: Lee’s Airbnb Story

Meet Lee. Several years ago, Lee was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. With medical bills stacking up and the need to retire early from his career in finance to focus on his health, Lee turned to Airbnb to help him stay afloat. Nestled on a tree-lined street in Ozone Park, Queens, Lee’s two-family house is Read more

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Jul 14, 2016

New York: Hosting is Keeping Linda’s Family in Their Home

Meet Linda. Linda and her husband are freelance 3D animators living in Flushing, Queens. When Linda took time off after having her first child, she found her skill set had quickly become obsolete in the fast-paced world of animation. Faced with unemployment, a mortgage payment and a second baby on the way, Linda turned to Read more

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Jul 7, 2016

One Host, One Home: New York City

Today, we are releasing new information about our community in New York City. These numbers, which are current as of June 1st, provide the most up-to-date information on our host community in New York City. Below are some key takeaways from the report:   96 percent of Airbnb hosts who share an entire home have Read more

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Jun 20, 2016

Update on Legislation in New York

Last week, the New York State Senate and Assembly hastily passed legislation in the eleventh hour of this year’s legislative session that would penalize everyday New Yorkers for advertising their homes on platforms like Airbnb. If it becomes law, this legislation would threaten thousands of low and middle income New Yorkers with fines of up Read more

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Jun 17, 2016

Neighbors Move Forward, New York Leaves Money on the Table

We’ve worked together with cities around the world to collect and remit hotel, occupancy, and tourist taxes on behalf of our hosts and guests. All told, we’ve collected $85 million and the number of jurisdictions where we collect taxes continues to grow. Over the past several weeks we’ve finalized agreements with a number of cities Read more

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Jun 6, 2016

Immigrant Heritage Month Host Stories: Hans in Staten Island

June is Immigrant Heritage month and Airbnb is proud to partner with Welcome.Us—a nonprofit organization that honors the connections between America and the immigrants who’ve built it—to celebrate the diverse international community we’re all a part of. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories of hospitality and belonging as seen through the lens of Read more

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