[Photo from Saturday]
A crew filming a commercial for Airbnb was out early this morning on Avenue A... an EVG reader spotted them inside the Pyramid between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street.
On the topic of Airbnb... BloombergBusiness published a piece today titled Airbnb to Let Neighbors Give Feedback on Hosts, `Party Houses.'
The company announced in Japan that they will soon "give people renting out rooms and homes through its website a better way to find out how the strangers showing up at their properties are behaving."
Per the article:
The feature, set to debut next month, will let neighbors enter comments in an online form. Feedback will be reviewed by Airbnb’s customer-support team, who will then take action as necessary. Airbnb didn’t say whether the information will be made public or if the identities of neighbors will be disclosed.
Airbnb’s rapidly growing service has sometimes pitted neighbor against neighbor and landlord against tenant. Cities have puzzled over how to regulate the startup, which was last valued at $25.5 billion. New York City has scrutinized Airbnb and taken steps to push back against commercial renters. San Francisco, Airbnb’s hometown, voted down a divisive ballot initiative that would have restricted home sharing in the city. Airbnb neighbors the world over have complained of “party houses” that attract rowdy renters ...
Previously on EV Grieve:
East Village etiquette for AirBnBers: 'Don't piss off the locals'