Now that the attorney general of New York has little else to do to improve its chief metropolis other than by cracking down on the way Airbnb is used, it would appear Bushwick is going to bear a large brunt of the ramifications. Considering there’s only one lonely hostel in the Bushwick area, it makes sense that many foreigners rely heavily on Airbnb when they infiltrate the neighborhood.
And so, with the attorney general and mayor breathing down its neck, Airbnb has removed Bushwick from its website as a stayable location to rent out rooms. A spokesperson for the company, Morton Bedbug, waxed poetic to The Burning Bush, “The sun has set on our time renting out nightly ramshackles for various sexual and/or drug-related activities. It’s a shame, really. Bushwick is one of the best, most lucrative places for both of those things.”