Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and others to crack down on scofflaw
"sharing" companies like Airbnb that are exacerbating our affordable
housing crisis. It is now Chapter 396 of the Laws of 2016. People who advertise
to rent apartments for less than 30 days will now be subject to stiff fines. This is a terrific victory and is a credit to all the activists and groups
working on this issue. Thanks to Linda Rosenthal and State Senator Andrew Lanza
of Staten Island, as well as all the other legislators who co-sponsored the
bill. And thanks to Governor Cuomo for doing the right thing on this one.