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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


I don't have a dog in this fight (I don't do AirBnB). My main concern is the creeping micro-management of property owners by the city. I am a cynic who believes politicians are on the whole, bought and paid for. I don't think for a minute "quality of life" was the motivating factor. The city was fine getting millions from AirBnB until someone I suspect from some lobbying group offered $$$ in campaign contributions (or other forms of compensation) to do a 180 and get rid of AirBnB.

So far my only bad run in was a AirBnB guest who blocked the garage I rent, when I needed to take my kid to the emergency room. Other than that, the AirBnB critters are well behaved.

My 'bad experiences' were mostly neighbors (before the neighborhood gentrified) strung out on booze, drugs, etc. creating all sorts of issues. Thankfully most of the bad actors are gone now.*

*One humorous incident when some guy high on who knows what was on all fours, barking at my bushes like a dog. He subsequently passed out on the sidewalk in the pouring rain.

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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?


You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


I will not be sad to lose the hotel on our block, in the lot zoned for a proper apartment building.

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Also, how have the neighborhood associations hurt you? You seem to be obsessed with them. In my experience (12 years in HP) they haven't shown themselves to be all that powerful.

You missed the heyday of HPNA being run by dog owners and keeping anyone from restricting dogs running free all over the park. And VVP being elaborately and expensively renovated without including a playground. Good times.

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they’re not taking up peoples precious parking, they’re either using ride share or public transit.


One of the best laughs I had last summer was during a block stoop sale, watching an Airbnber trying to parallel park a compact in a space big enough for a minivan and a half. There were four of us watching effort after effort. I turned to one and said "she gets one more chance, and then I'm taking the keys and parking it myself." Then her travel companion got out and started directing.

Thanks for reminding me of that hilarious 15 minutes.

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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?



You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


What nonsense. Any of the issues complained about here can also occur with long term tenants and owners. Future, Airbnb tourists aren’t putting kids into the school system and draining resources and they’re not taking up peoples precious parking, they’re either using ride share or public transit.

Let’s also not forget that this entire initiative was started by wealthy VVPA NIMBYs that didn’t like seeing people with roller suitcases on their block and feel they should restrict property rights for the entire city based on one incident.


The party goers and concierge issues are all over the place, just ask around.
The air bnb's in the larger buildings mixed in with the long term renters are a huge problem, which you apparently can't imagine, and I personally know people who have moved because of this.
At least with long term renters you can try to mitigate the problem with the landlord. With the air bnb-ers that really isn't possible.
Also, how have the neighborhood associations hurt you? You seem to be obsessed with them. In my experience (12 years in HP) they haven't shown themselves to be all that powerful.

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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?


You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


What nonsense. Any of the issues complained about here can also occur with long term tenants and owners. Future, Airbnb tourists aren’t putting kids into the school system and draining resources and they’re not taking up peoples precious parking, they’re either using ride share or public transit.

Let’s also not forget that this entire initiative was started by wealthy VVPA NIMBYs that didn’t like seeing people with roller suitcases on their block and feel they should restrict property rights for the entire city based on one incident.

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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?


You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.

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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?


Why is it people think 'supply & demand' doesn't apply to real estate? But to be fair, a lot of the teardowns are single or 2U on double lots. But they should be putting up 20 units on a 50x100 lot, not 4. But wait, 'muh parking' and 'don't change muh hood, except for the nice new services'.

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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?

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"The commercial was paid for by Share Better Education Fund, a group associated with the New York Hotel Trade Council"

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Supporters of Jersey City’s Airbnb ordinance fire back in 30-second TV ad

Updated 6:13 PM; Today 5:26 PM (10/1/2019)
By Joshua Rosario | The Jersey Journal

An anti-Airbnb television ad has hit the airwaves, urging voters to approve a public question and affirm new regulations on the short-term rental industry in Jersey City.

The 30-second commercial tells Jersey City residents to consider what it presents as the negative impact that Airbnb has had in New York City as an example of what is to come if the company goes unchecked in Jersey City.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/10/supp ... k-in-30-second-tv-ad.html

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The guy I rent a garage from just put his property, that he recently bought.

I wanted to buy the place, but the asking price was too high.. no way to have positive cash flow on rents. Plus, the place needs work / updating... at least $150k of work.

The guy didn't get the rents he thought he was going to get.. on the order of $1,000 less per apartment. So he went AirBnB on the place to get the revenue he needed. With AirBnB no longer workable.. he doesn't make the $$$.

He is asking seven figures for place.. double what he paid for it. If he gets it... all the power to him.. I will take it as proof the real estate market has gone completely insane.

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I have nothing to do with Airbnb nor did I run for city council on this subject. As I said before, there is something seriously wrong with you, Nick.

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Airbnb are running commercials on cable tv, so this fight is not over.


The city council candidate you yourself pushed because of his empty platitudes on abatements and development is responsible for this terrible ordinance.

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Airbnb are running commercials on cable tv, so this fight is not over.

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Jersey City Council votes down repeal of Airbnb regulations

Updated 5:38 PM; Today 5:33 PM (8/14/2019)
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The Jersey City Council doesn’t appear to be budging on its support of new short-term rental regulations.

The council Wednesday voted down the introduction of an ordinance to repeal a controversial measure it adopted in June that creates new rules governing short-term rental services like Airbnb. The council voted 7-1 against repealing its June ordinance, despite a petition drive seeking the reversal of the law.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/08/jers ... f-airbnb-regulations.html

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My neighbor is an nuisance AirBnB, I've been living trouble-free in my home on 9th St. since 1997 until next door's property was bought by Dixon and became an AirBnB. I've since incorrectly received two $115 summons for garbage out on the streets they placed close to my mailbox. I've had to take time off to contest the summons (1st one was dismissed, 2nd in July 9). The property manager promised me 8 weeks ago they will compensate me for the ticket, but have not done anything except make empty promises. These people are bad neighbors and should not be allowed to operate.

I don't have anything against AirBnB in general, I use the service myself when I travel with family, but this particular operator is inconsiderate, insincere and patronizing. They've gotten away with taking 3 hours of my time, $115 in fines, not to mention the aggravation. And I have no recourse? I say get rid of all of them.

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Short-term renters submit over 20,000 signatures in effort to repeal new regulations in Jersey City

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Short-term renters are one step closer to getting their referendum on the general election ballot in November.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/07/shor ... tions-in-jersey-city.html

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Jersey City Council to hold special meeting on Airbnb regulations

Updated 3:43 PM; Today 3:35 PM (6/11/2019)
By Jordan Wolman | The Jersey Journal

The future of Jersey City’s short-term rental industry won’t be voted on at this week’s City Council meeting, and instead will be the subject of a special meeting.

Five hours into Monday night’s council caucus, the city’s governing body decided it needs a special meeting to vote on two competing ordinances regulating Airbnb and other short-term rentals at a special meeting.

The time and date of the special meeting will be announced Wednesday.

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The issue is that if you are living in a building where lots of units are Air Bnb then they need to let you know up front so you can decide if you want to live with that.
If you have a building that's completely AirBnb then it needs to have signage indicating that so once again, people can decide if they want to live there.
I wouldn't live in a building with strangers constantly coming in and out, and neither would a lot of other people.
Second, how do people not see what this does to the housing market? Not to mention neighborhoods.
There is a big difference between people renting their house here and there or even a room, particularly if it's owner occupied.


But, again, this measure is overly aggressive in trying to solve this problem. If I want to spend the Summer away and rent out my unit to a friend, or even a stranger, for the month or two I will be away, I would not be allowed to do so legally, even if I had the consent of my landlord, as I live in a building with 5+ units. Where's the harm in that scenario?



When I sign a lease I'm making a commitment. I just want the landlord to do the same and keep rando's out of the building. If you want to run a hotel, run a hotel. This isn't about the one off renting your apartment for the summer, which in my opinion shouldn't be allowed either. This is about a cash grab, pure and simple.

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The issue is that if you are living in a building where lots of units are Air Bnb then they need to let you know up front so you can decide if you want to live with that.
If you have a building that's completely AirBnb then it needs to have signage indicating that so once again, people can decide if they want to live there.
I wouldn't live in a building with strangers constantly coming in and out, and neither would a lot of other people.
Second, how do people not see what this does to the housing market? Not to mention neighborhoods.
There is a big difference between people renting their house here and there or even a room, particularly if it's owner occupied.


But, again, this measure is overly aggressive in trying to solve this problem. If I want to spend the Summer away and rent out my unit to a friend, or even a stranger, for the month or two I will be away, I would not be allowed to do so legally, even if I had the consent of my landlord, as I live in a building with 5+ units. Where's the harm in that scenario?

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The issue is that if you are living in a building where lots of units are Air Bnb then they need to let you know up front so you can decide if you want to live with that.
If you have a building that's completely AirBnb then it needs to have signage indicating that so once again, people can decide if they want to live there.
I wouldn't live in a building with strangers constantly coming in and out, and neither would a lot of other people.
Second, how do people not see what this does to the housing market? Not to mention neighborhoods.
There is a big difference between people renting their house here and there or even a room, particularly if it's owner occupied.

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I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.



As the next-door neighbor of an entire apartment building that's being run as an AirBNB hotel, I applaud this restriction. The developer pitched this new construction to the neighborhood and zoning board as rental apartments, and then promptly furnished them and listed them all on AirBNB and comparable overseas short-term rental sites. He lives in the Hamptons, and his neighbors get to deal with the noise and confusion of a stream of transient visitors. (Confusion because, weekly, one of them sets off the fire alarm, and our street is filled with ladder trucks. Maybe label your system more clearly, absentee concierge?)
isn't there a limit of 5 units? why doesn't the city enforce the 5 unit limit first


Why allow 5 units in the first place?? That is insane.
Subletting your home while you're on vacation: awesome.
Renting out a spare room or mother-in-law suite: super.
Removing 5 rental units from the market to run your own ad hoc hotel in a residential neighborhood: hell no.


The 5-unit limit to which hero69 alluded is about the provision that no one in a building with 5 units or more would be allowed to list their unit on AirBnb. I think that is an arbitrary, BS provision. Why should the local government get to tell me (or, anyone for that matter) what I (or, they) can do with a unit as long as other laws are not being broken? As you yourself mentioned, if I want to go on an extended vacation and rent out my place to recoup some of my costs, why should I not be allowed to do so? Personally, I am not sure I would ever open my place to complete strangers, but I have used AirBnb in many places around the world, and the experiences have been great: I often get to meet people (the hosts) that offer great ideas and suggestions, and have even made some good acquaintances in the process. It also allows for a more immersive experience when traveling. And, yes, I have also saved some money in the process.

This entire thing reeks of BS: the city "tabled" the previous motion, but they are now trotting out a clone of the original proposal, and a secondary one with more or less the same restrictions with the added "upside" of grandfathering previous AirBnb hosts in buildings with 5 or more units. Either way, I think this is a gross overreach by the local government. If the proposal is adopted, I hope they are taken to court and forced to roll back the law. Given the recent track record of JC in state courts, I would say the odds of losing are pretty good.

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I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.



As the next-door neighbor of an entire apartment building that's being run as an AirBNB hotel, I applaud this restriction. The developer pitched this new construction to the neighborhood and zoning board as rental apartments, and then promptly furnished them and listed them all on AirBNB and comparable overseas short-term rental sites. He lives in the Hamptons, and his neighbors get to deal with the noise and confusion of a stream of transient visitors. (Confusion because, weekly, one of them sets off the fire alarm, and our street is filled with ladder trucks. Maybe label your system more clearly, absentee concierge?)
isn't there a limit of 5 units? why doesn't the city enforce the 5 unit limit first


Why allow 5 units in the first place?? That is insane.
Subletting your home while you're on vacation: awesome.
Renting out a spare room or mother-in-law suite: super.
Removing 5 rental units from the market to run your own ad hoc hotel in a residential neighborhood: hell no.

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New rules for Airbnb up for consideration at next Jersey City Council meeting

Posted Jun 7, 6:26 PM (2019)
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JERSEY CITY — A busy week lies ahead for the city council starting Monday, as it considers ordinances that could sharply reduce short-term apartment rentals, lift the requirements for affordable housing in new developments, and create more parking areas for food trucks.

Beginning at a caucus session Monday and then continuing at its regular meeting Wednesday, the council will consider two competing proposals to crack down on short-term rentals, such as those offered by many homeowners and apartment dwellers through Airbnb.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/06/new- ... city-council-meeting.html

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I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.



As the next-door neighbor of an entire apartment building that's being run as an AirBNB hotel, I applaud this restriction. The developer pitched this new construction to the neighborhood and zoning board as rental apartments, and then promptly furnished them and listed them all on AirBNB and comparable overseas short-term rental sites. He lives in the Hamptons, and his neighbors get to deal with the noise and confusion of a stream of transient visitors. (Confusion because, weekly, one of them sets off the fire alarm, and our street is filled with ladder trucks. Maybe label your system more clearly, absentee concierge?)
isn't there a limit of 5 units? why doesn't the city enforce the 5 unit limit first

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I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.



As the next-door neighbor of an entire apartment building that's being run as an AirBNB hotel, I applaud this restriction. The developer pitched this new construction to the neighborhood and zoning board as rental apartments, and then promptly furnished them and listed them all on AirBNB and comparable overseas short-term rental sites. He lives in the Hamptons, and his neighbors get to deal with the noise and confusion of a stream of transient visitors. (Confusion because, weekly, one of them sets off the fire alarm, and our street is filled with ladder trucks. Maybe label your system more clearly, absentee concierge?)

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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Not surprising, but the Airbnb spokesperson in this video is very misleading and alarmist. I recommend reading for yourself (starting at about page 175 [or search for "short-term"):Short-term Rental Ordinance


I read the ordinance. The AirBNB spokeswoman is correct about it pretty much killing the business outside of owner-occupied 1 to 3 family buildings.

Non-owner occupied properties are essentially banned (over 3 units) or severely limited (28 days max a year). With the limits and the registration fees, AirBnB becomes non economical to do, which is I think the point of the regulations.

The meeting with Yun and Boggiano was interesting as both mentioned they weren't given much in the way notice or time to review the proposed ordinance. Being a cynical person, I wonder if the reason for this proposed ordinance is not "protecting affordable housing" but instead due to lobbying and $$$ donations from a group with financial interests in hotels.

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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City? New Regs on Hold
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I'd love to know the real story behind Nick's rabid hatred of Neighbourhood Associations.

Owner of a a small business that was stifled? Former Vice President who lost out in a bitter power struggle over the park flowerbeds?

Robin.

We should organize a meet-up, I think alot of people would like this information. Somebody has clearly hurt him (sarcasm intended in case it's not apparent.)

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