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NYC hotels are a prepping class action lawsuit against AirBnB, One Fine Stay, and VRBO, saying that people who rent out their apartments to strangers—illegal in the city, but the law is "one of the hardest to enforce," Crain's New York says—don't pay taxes the way hotels must. This comes right behind a wash of government officials expressing health and safety concerns—you mean plumbing-less wooden boxes in someone's backyard may not be up to code? [Crain's via The Real Deal;previously]