This Oct. 14, 2013 screen shot provided by Airbnb from their website shows a typical search for listings of rooms to rent, in this case in the Queens borough of New York, through Airbnb. New York City... more 
This Oct. 14, 2013 screen shot provided by Airbnb from their website shows a typical search for listings of rooms to rent, in this case in the Queens borough of New York, through Airbnb. New York City tourists these days are increasingly opting to rent space in a stranger’s house through sites like Airbnb to avoid staying in a pricey hotel, but officials say the practice is often illegal, undercuts the hotel industry, avoids taxes and threatens apartment building safety. (AP Photo/Airbnb) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Airbnb
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 9:10 AM EDT