NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A group of New York elected officials, community activists and housing advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Friday to launch a campaign against the home-sharing company Airbnb.
Airbnb matches homeowners and travelers, providing a lodging alternative to hotels. Opponents say it is hurting the hotel industry and landlords and inconveniencing other apartment building tenants.
The anti-Airbnb group called itself Share Better. It was joined by elected officials that included Public Advocate Letitia James, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan) and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.