NPR Cover’s New York Attorney General’s Report on airbnb

Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

From NPR, October 16, 2014

Airbnb has a problem. The website for short-term room rentals is growing quickly. But in many cities, these rentals are illegal. Now, New York’s attorney general has documented the extent of the illegal activity, by delving into the company’s business records. Almost three-quarters of New York City bookings appear to break the law, he says.