Airbnb Stays are Illegal, Rules New York Judge

Design News 05.21.13

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A New York judge has ruled that Airbnb violates the city's illegal hotel law, which prevents residents from renting out their homes for less than 29 days. The law was originally meant to prevent landlords from turning residential properties into hotels. Airbnb responded, "87% of Airbnb hosts in New York list just a home they live in — they are average New Yorkers trying to make ends meet, not illegal hotels that should be subject to the 2010 law."

In other news, Flickr gets a redesign, and check out miniatures of the Golden Gate Bridge. See the headlines after the jump.

• Airbnb Stay Illegal In New York, Rules Judge | Fast Company
• The 3 Best Features Of Flickr’s Massive Redesign | Co.Design
• Mark Di Suvero’s ‘Miniatures’ Of The Golden Gate Bridge | Architizer

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