Airbnb's popularity grows in NYC, but "half its listings are illegal rentals"

At Skift, an interesting piece on the short-term apartment rental startup Airbnb's growing pains in NYC. The service is increasingly popular, but Skift writer Jason Clampet says "a basic search on for New York City lodging demonstrates that more than half of the available bookings on the popular vacation rental website are likely illegal according to New York State law." (HT: Farai Chideya)