The trouble is, nobody seems to be able to say what AirbnbNYC is supporting, or what AirbnbNYC really is, for that matter. Most New Yorkers likely assume it’s no different than plain old Airbnb, the app they’ve either used or no doubt heard about through friends or neighbors.
In fact, AirbnbNYC is a lobbying organization with deep pockets, experienced leadership and long term goals for rallying support for their war on New York’s leasing laws. And while their sales pitch may be all about the community and being a healthy part of local economies, Airbnb’s affiliates and lobbying arms have major corporate bona fides. Read full article.