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  • airbnb-founders

    From left: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb’s founders

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today reached an agreement with Airbnb over the state’s investigation into the listings at the controversial short-term apartment rental site.

    Schneiderman had issued a subpoena demanding the records of more than 15,000 host users to help determine whether the site was in compliance with a law that bans the use of apartments for transient hotel guests. [more]

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  • airbnb-founders

    From left: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed to continue his attempts to investigate Airbnb users on Tuesday after a state Supreme Court judge threw out the subpoena he issued the roomsharing startup. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s subpoena of Airbnb hosts is really about a battle between established industry players and one of many new companies angling to disrupt traditional ways of doing business, according to Zachary Karabell’s recent Slate column. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman blasted short-term rental site Airbnb in his first public remarks about the site Thursday. [more]

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  • Airbnb's New York neighborhood guide

    Airbnb’s New York neighborhood guide

    The room-sharing startup Airbnb said it removed thousands of New York City-based listings from its site, after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed an affidavit Monday in support of his subpoena attempting to identify users who are illegally renting apartments on the site. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    From left: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb’s Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky

    Short-term rental site Airbnb is gearing up for a Tuesday court appearance in Albany, at which point the startup will contest the state attorney general’s subpoena for users’ personal data. [more]

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  • 15-broad

    From left: 15 Broad Street, Shaya Boymelgreen and Eric Schneiderman

    A state Supreme Court judge fully restored an earlier restraining order against Africa Israel, the co-developer at 15 Broad Street, the luxury condominium in Lower Manhattan that is the subject of an investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. [more]

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  • airbnb-founders (1)

    Airbnb founders

    Home-rental startup Airbnb is close to talks for funding that would value the company at $10 billion.

    TPG Capital, a private-equity firm based in both Texas and California, is expected to be the dominant investor. The round of fundraising could reach $500 million. Dropbox and Chinese cell-phone manufacturer Xiaomi were the biggest of the 21 companies that raised new funds in the last year that pegged their valuation at $1 billion or more, the Wall Street Journal reported. The value for Airbnb has grown four-fold in a two-year period. [more]

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  • From left: Shaya Boymelgreen, Eric Schneiderman and Lev Leviev

    From left: Shaya Boymelgreen, Eric Schneiderman and Lev Leviev

    UPDATED, 5:22 p.m., Feb. 28: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that developers Jeshayahu “Shaya” Boymelgreen and Africa Israel Investments Ltd., led by billionaire Lev Leviev,have been temporarily banned by a Manhattan Supreme Court order from transacting any coop and condo sales. The ban was put in place pending a fraud investigation into dealings at the Downtown Condominium at 15 Broad Street. [more]

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  • mirada-schneiderman

    161 East 110th Street and Eric Schneiderman

    The developers of the Mirada condominium in Harlem have reached an agreement with State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to avoid a contempt charge — if they make the required repairs and obtain a permanent certificate of occupancy at the property.

    The developers, Joseph Scarpinito and Shiraz Sanjana, have agreed to deposit $200,000 into an escrow account and make repairs to stop flooding and other defects at the 161 East 110th Street condo, which are required to obtain a certificate of occupancy from the city Department of Buildings. [more]

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  • From left: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, JPMorgan Chase and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    From left: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, JPMorgan Chase and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s move to dole out at his own discretion the Empire State’s portion of a $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase has sparked criticism from the governor. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump

    WEEKENDEDITION Donald Trump has emerged victorious from a $40 million court battle with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. In true Trump fashion, the developer took to twitter following the Manhattan Supreme Court judge’s ruling, calling Schneiderman as a “lightweight” who “just got his ass kicked.”  [more]

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  • mirada-schneiderman

    161 East 110th Street and Eric Schneiderman

    Two developers and a lawyer involved with the 68-unit Mirada condominiums in Harlem have been temporarily banned from developing apartments in the state and ordered to set aside $3.2 million, pending a court case over alleged defects at the project, a spokesperson for New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told The Real Deal. [more]

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  • From left: Donald Trump, Eric Schneiderman, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

    From left: Donald Trump, Eric Schneiderman, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

    The Donald has accused New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of violating ethics and conflict-of-interest laws for allegedly cozying up to his daughter Ivanka and her husband real estate mogul Jared Kushner while pursuing claims against Trump University. [more]

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  • From left: Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump

    From left: Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump

    Barely missing a beat between sharp-tongued attacks on New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the Donald has filed court papers mocking his adversary for luring 97 alleged victims out of the woodwork with promises of cash payouts. [more]

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  • airbnb-founders

    From left: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Airbnb founders Nathan Blecharczyk, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia

    WEEKENDEDITION A crackdown on short-term rental sites like Airbnb by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman may supply inappropriate data regarding the habits of thousand of vacationers to the government, according to Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington think tank. [more]

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  • Airbnb's New York City page

    Airbnb’s New York City page

    Airbnb has garnered new soldiers in the fight against New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s subpoena demanding information about the site’s users: civil liberties groups. [more]

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  • Airbnb's New York City page

    Airbnb’s New York City page

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, with Airbnb in its crosshairs, is primarily focused on the allegedly millions of dollars users owe in taxes. And there are plenty of dollars that stand to be gleaned, according to new figures Airbnb provided to the AG’s office. [more]

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  • Eric Schneiderman and Hurricane Sandy flooding

    Eric Schneiderman and Hurricane Sandy flooding

    New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday that his office would be vigilant in ensuring that about $575 million in Hurricane Sandy aid would reach victims and be spent appropriately.

    “We have been dogged about making sure that when they raise money and tell the world they are going to spend it on Sandy recovery, they in fact spend it on Sandy recovery,” Schneiderman said, speaking at a shuttered Long Island home. [more]

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  • Holiday Inn Express at 625 Union Street

    Holiday Inn Express at 625 Union Street

    A Holiday Inn Express hotel in Gowanus, Brooklyn that exploited guests who were displaced during Hurricane Sandy by more than doubling room rates during the storm was fined $25,000 for price-gouging.

    Though rates at the hotel at 625 Union Street  range from $155 to $177 per night, the Holiday Inn charged guests over $400 a night immediately following the storm, which left thousands of New Yorkers homeless or stranded, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. [more]

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