I just read some of the threads about AirBnB and I'm starting to panic... I was very thorough in choosing the property but I did make reservations (and pay) for an AirBnB property on the UWS for August. I'm on the phone right now to see if I can get my money back... I don't see how they can NOT refund when these properties are illegal in NYC (which I had NO idea about when I made the reservations). I guess I could go through my credit card company but would that take too long? I'm on a limited budget and would not be able to make other reservations until the funds were freed up. Ugh.... Am I just screwed here? I'll be with a 6 year old and can't risk that we have no where to stay.