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Airbnb Debate

From the legalities surrounding Airbnb to the "tourism is king" mindset of this town, Antigravity Magazine digs in deep on what unlicensed short-term rentals mean for New Orleans, "disaster tourism" and all. "For some, discomfort is a selling point, a mark of authenticity. 'They love it,' says Chuck, a friend who Airbnbs one of the three rooms in his Ninth Ward shotgun. 'I open the door, I'm a heavily tattooed punk, there's broken down houses on either side of me, and they get to be like 'I spent a night in the hood.'" [Antigravity]