I haven’t stayed in an AirBNB or VRBO, but that’s just me and my approach. I am shocked that New York City just shut down rentals like those after all of the problems that I’ve had getting a dismal room an hour away from the Big Apple. This is not good news for those who have put efforts into providing a good nights rest for weary travellers. It puts the large near monopolies into a greater level of power, which isn’t good. My hotel near Keith was the most expensive per night on my vacation, but was also the worst quality, even from a brand name. The claim is to solve a housing crunch, but this is only robbing Peter to pay Paul.

If you’ve been trying to book an apartment for a short vacation in New York in recent weeks, you may have been surprised at how little is available on platforms like Airbnb or VRBO.
A city law went into effect this week that bans rentals for less than 30 days, leaving a good part of the 36,000 short-term tourist apartments in the city out of the rental game.Property owners and platforms such as Airbnb complain bitterly about the law, but a fair number of city residents say they favor bringing sh

Found at news.yahoo.com