Airbnb spokesperson Peter Schottenfels said in a statement:
So, what happens going forward? Airbnb will now be dealing with NYC -- in fact, the two parties have already begun talking. According to a letter sent by one of the city's lawyers to US District Judge Katherine Forrest, they're already discussing how to best resolve the case. Since they promised to update the court about their efforts on December 2nd, you can expect to hear more about the state of Airbnb rentals in New York in the near future.
"We have long sought to work with leaders in New York on clear, fair rules for home sharing, and we're continuing to do all we can to protect the thousands of middle-class families who depend on home sharing to earn a little extra money."