New York City says Airbnb is legal (sort of)

Nikohl Vandel:

=) lol, they will run out of ways to man-handle our society into the corpocracy reality they are trying so desperately to maintain as it crumbles under the weight of its hubris, greed and oppression of creative expression — including those creative economic expressions.

Originally posted on Gigaom:

Airbnb, a home-renting site that is one of the vanguards of the so-called “sharing economy,” has been under fire in big cities — including New York — where authorities have found that it violates local zoning laws. The service got a boost this week, however, after an appeal board found that a resident who rented out his room to two Russian tourists did not violate New York City’s prohibition against short term rentals.

In its decision, the board reversed a $2,400 fine that an inspector imposed on condo owner Nigel Warren, who had charged the tourist a fee and provided keys for three days.

Airbnb hailed the decision as victory in a blog post, declaring that, “the sharing economy is here to stay, and so are we.” (See Om’s recent profile on its new hire of Chip Conley here).

While the decision is a victory for the popular short-term…

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