City council votes to restrict Airbnb-like services, luxury buildings spend a fortune on lobby lighting, & more

By Donna M. Airoldi  | July 20, 2018 - 11:00AM

The City Council voted unanimously to advance a bill that will significantly restrict Airbnb and other online home rental services, and require those companies to register the names and addresses of hosts with the city’s Office of Special Enforcement (The New York Times)

Elaborate lobby lighting installations—costing $10,000 to hundreds of thousands of dollars—are the hot new amenity in the city’s competitive luxury apartment market (New York Post)

New York City’s subway system has an accessibility problem: Half of the city’s neighborhoods serviced by the subway do not have an accessible station, per a new report (New York City Comptroller’s Office)

Eight developments that will transform Hudson Square, formerly known as Manhattan’s Printing District (Curbed)

How a New Yorker scored a luxury one-bedroom apartment for $810 a month through the city’s housing lottery (Apartment Therapy)

Co-op and condo boards planning green projects can get loans from the nonprofit New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (Habitat Magazine)


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