Airbnb Vs. New York City: The Defining Fight of the Sharing Economy – Skift

The sharing economy, or as some call it the collaborative consumption economy, is still in its early infancy and companies like AirbnbLyftRelayRides and their peers are the hottest topic in the startup world right now.

The legality of these startups has been in the grey from the start, as they push against the incumbent laws and regulations, and New York City, by being a dense urban environment where sharing comes naturally, has become a very high profile platform for some of these fights.

Airbnb is the biggest fight of them all, with rentals being a war game in our teeming city. Every generation that moves into New York City has its own rental stories, and ours is Airnbnb vs NYC.

via Airbnb Vs. New York City: The Defining Fight of the Sharing Economy – Skift.

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