Category: Hotels

Month in Review, October 2013: Part 2, Government actions versus market reactions

22 November, 2013 (12:58) | Airbnb, Cities, Cyprus, Easement, Eurozone, Homelessness, Hotels, Marijuana, New York City, Portland, Rental, San Francisco, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Sept 13,  Aug 13, Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   As we saw yesterday, in cities the micro hits the macro all the time, because each of us operates independently, and […]

Month in Review, October 2013: Part 1, Private rights versus public rights

21 November, 2013 (09:00) | Airbnb, Cities, Cyprus, Easement, Eurozone, Homelessness, Hotels, Marijuana, New York City, Portland, Rental, San Francisco, Zoning |

[Previous Months in Review available here: Sept 13, Aug 13, Jul 13, Jun 13, May 13, Apr 13, Mar 13, Feb 13, Jan 13,]   By:David A. Smith   ‘Constructive and destructive tensions’ might have been the theme of October’s posts, and indeed that is a rising theme of all these posts.  At the heart of […]

The enemy of my enemy: Part 3, Take your head out of your clouds

20 November, 2013 (09:00) | Airbnb, Apartments, Disruptive technology,, Hotels, Housing, Innovations, New York City, Rent control, Rental, Tenure, US News, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith After two posts about Airbnb’s resistance to the New York attorney general’s subpoena, as reported in Crain’s New York (October 13, 2013) and with additional material from the West Side Neighborhood Association’s web site (gray font), theNew York Daily News (October 2, […]

The enemy of my enemy: Part 2, A mockery of zoning

19 November, 2013 (09:00) | Airbnb, Apartments, Disruptive technology,, Hotels, Housing, Innovations, New York City, Rent control, Rental, Tenure, US News, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post on the widening battle between AIrbnb and New York’s attorney general, using a series of stories starting with Crain’s New York (October 13, 2013), then with additional material from the West Side Neighborhood Association’s web site (gray font), theNew York Daily News (October […]

The enemy of my enemy: Part 1, Balderdash for the gullible

18 November, 2013 (13:14) | Airbnb, Apartments, Hotels, Housing, Innovations, New York City, Rent control, Rental, Tenure, US News, Zoning |

By:David A. Smith   When a disruptive technology hits a stable ecosystem, the disruption will go far beyond business models, it also disrupts law and precedent and land use, and the results can splash in all directions. Indeed, the sudden discovery that however much I dislike my long-time policy adversary, he and I have common […]