Airbnb removes listings in Guttenberg, Hoboken, & Jersey City as part of statewide party crackdown

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Airbnb has removed listings in Guttenberg, Hoboken, and Jersey City as part of a statewide crackdown on rentals being used to throw parties in violation of COVID-19 restrictions.

Screenshot via Airbnb.com.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“We stand with Governor Murphy and we support his call to action to stop parties and promote behavior that respects the public’s health,” Airbnb SVP of Global Policy & Communications Chris Lehane said in a statement.

“We ban party houses and will not tolerate irresponsible behavior on our platform. We know that there is still more work to be done, we ask that neighbors contact us as soon as possible through our Neighborhood Support Hotline, to directly communicate any concerns, which will help us continue to effectively enforce our party house ban.”

Throughout New Jersey, Airbnb has removed 35 listings throughout 25 different municipalities in light of Murphy reporting 2,000 new positive coronavirus cases and urging people to avoid crowded house parties.

The suspensions were reported to the hosts yesterday, according to Airbnb.

In April, four were charged in Jersey City for having a party with 15 people, while a similar incident occurred the following month in Guttenberg when a man was arrested for possession of special K.

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