While San Francisco is rolling over for Airbnb, New York's attorney general is going after the so-called "home sharing" startup. After subpoenaing records from thousands of Airbnb's New York users, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a report on the $10 billion rental site's impact on the city. What he found isn't pretty.
Lyft's east coast expansion is already hitting serious legal traffic. Despite billing itself as the savior of New York City, the city's tax commission was quick to declare the e-hailing startup illegal. Now the state's attorney general and the Taxi and Limousine Commission have placed a temporary restraining order against the startup.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a subpoena "demanding user data" about Airbnb hosts in New York, reports the New York Daily News. An Airbnb representative told Valleywag that the subpoena covers only the 15,000 hosts, and not all 225,000 users in New York. Airbnb has until today to turn over the data.