The play Rent closed in NY the same year AirBnB opened for business.
The financial crisis of September 2008 overshadows one of the most important events in post-gentrified New York History: the arrival of Airbnb. While your host wasn’t paying attention back then either, today he is fed up with the commodification of every square inch of the city. But what if the Airbnb economy is also changing the way New York City dreams and makes art? Can it be stopped?