Author: Rachel Bryson-Brockmann

Airbnb’s Fight for NYC
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Airbnb’s Fight for NYC

For New Yorkers, it’s a way to help pay the bills, and for tourists, it’s a way to save some money. But to the city and its hotel industry, Airbnb is a staggering threat. Airbnb, the wildly popular website that allows people to rent out their homes for short periods […]

Driver Natalyia Esperson, 22, takes passengers on a ride through Central Park. (By Rachel Bryson-Brockmann)
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Horse-Drawn Carriages Fear It’s Over

The horse-drawn carriage industry, comprised of about 300 drivers and more than 200 horses, is harshly criticized by animal rights groups who say the horses are mistreated, don’t belong in city traffic, and could successfully be replaced with electric cars. But the drivers say they are animal lovers who work with very healthy horses, the industry wouldn’t survive if electric cars took over, and tourism could suffer.