If anyone has concerns about the legality of Airbnb in the city they are visiting, I invite them to check with Airbnb or look up local laws to find out before their trip. In my 2+ years of Airbnbing my apartment, this woman was the very first person to ever question or have a problem with the NYC laws regarding Airbnb. I don't really understand what her problem was - it is my apartment and I can invite any guests I want to stay in it. Nobody, my landlord included, has ever said otherwise. If you are thinking about booking and have concerns, please feel free to contact me. Instead of contacting me directly, this woman instead contacted Airbnb customer support AFTER checking in to my apartment, and she refused to answer any of my calls or texts. I don't refund guests who decide to cancel their reservation AFTER they check in.
I am a very laid-back, flexible, friendly and accommodating host - if you are not the same, this may not be the Airbnb apartment for you! :)