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TF Cornerstone to tenants: Airbnb ruins the “vibe”

October 28, 2013 04:21PM

From left: 2 Gold Street, 505 West 37th Street and 387 Park Avenue South

From left: TF Cornerstone’s 2 Gold Street, 505 West 37th Street and 387 Park Avenue South

Manhattan-based developer, management company and Toyota dealership connoisseur TF Cornerstone wants tenants to stop using Airbnb because it creates a “negative vibe.”

Illegal subletting is also, of course, illegal, as the company pointed out in a memo to the tenants of its nine New York City rental properties.

“Please refrain from using sites like airbnb, craigslist or roomorama as this practice creates a negative vibe in the building,” TF Cornerstone wrote in the memo.

Airbnb, which recently released a study showing the $632 million the short-term rental website generated for New York City last year, is also in New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s crosshairs. The AG issued a subpoena earlier this month demanding data on around 15,000 New York users of the site, which Airbnb has since moved to block. [Gawker]Julie Strickland

3 Responses to “TF Cornerstone to tenants: Airbnb ruins the “vibe””

  1. October 28, 2013 at 7:20 pm, Guest said:

    Oh the irony.. Wasnt TF scrambling a year ago to place its displaced residents after the 2 Gold debacle? Im sure may of tenants ended up staying with Airbnb, now they just cant be bothered.. As far as runing the vibe, thats complete BS, if anything it adds to the diversity of the building.

    • October 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm, guest user said:

      what about the illegal part? airbnb.com users are self entitled idiots who think it is ok to steal, endanger their neighbors with transient “tenants”
      and bring bed bugs and garbage into nyc buildings. the ugly truth about airbnb.com is that it is actually HARMING average new yorkers, in essence “warehousing” apartments and taking lower priced units away from the average renter so that the lessee can make an extra 2k plus a month off of their landlord’s back. has anyone noticed how difficult it is to find an apartment UNDER 2500 these days? In the past 2 years as airbnb.com grows, apartment inventory is shrinking. I know one person who has THREE apartments…all rentals and she charges 450 per night on average. Well done you! (ass)
      read your leases airbnb.com users before you try to defend yourselves.

  2. October 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm, Paul DiCesare said:

    Oh the irony.. Wasnt TF scrambling a year ago to place its displaced residents after the 2 Gold debacle? Im sure many of tenants ended up staying with Airbnb, now they just cant be bothered.. As far as runing the vibe, thats complete BS, if anything it adds to the diversity of the building.

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