I'm a little confused about the legality of AirBnb; I appreciate it's illegal (for most apartment types/situations) in NYC which includes Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. I was instead looking across the Hudson, in New Jersey. However I believe this is divided into different areas/cities; I read one article saying that New Jersey City had legalised it as long as you pay the 6% tourist tax, and they'd made an arrangement with AirBnb to collect this. I read that Hoboken was fairly relaxed but both Edgewater and North Bergen were looking into applying taxes or banning it entirely.
Is there somewhere I can get definite information? I'm a bit confused about how NJ is divided up too. One map shows only Bergen, Union and NJC in that area and doesn't mention Edgewater or Hoboken.
I'm looking at booking my flights in the next few days (for end of August) and would rather know which accommodation I can get before booking these and book/confirm my accommodation almost immediately after to secure it for those dates. If I book somewhere that it's currently legal, could it potentially change by August too?
I'd consider hotels but it's just me and my 10 year old daughter and we really want somewhere with a pool and a kitchen to be able to self cater rather than a hotel; the price differences may just make the trip unaffordable.