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New York City, NY
New York City, NY
NYC Q1 Evictions Fall Year over Year
Updated 1 month ago
With total evictions in 2018 clocking in at around 21,000, it would be unfair to characterize evictions in NYC as a problem affecting a large portion of the population. That said, the Data Science team at RentHop looked into some of the more interesting data around evictions in an attempt to…
Erasmus in Brooklyn the Coldest Neighborhood 2 Years Running
Updated 1 month ago
In 2019 Residents Are Still Lacking Heat in the Same Neighborhoods   While the beginning of 2019 hasn't been as cold as 2018's bomb cyclone, the 2019 Heat Season has continued to show that certain parts of the city just aren't getting the heat they need- despite peoples' complaints to 311. And…
Upper East Side is the Quietest Neighborhood in Manhattan
Updated 1 month ago
In 2018, finding an apartment in NYC continues to be the easiest part of the process finding a place you actually want to live, on the other hand, is much more difficult. In the hustle and bustle of NYC, some people put a huge emphasis on peace and quiet, preferring for their apartment to be a…
New York Still Unaffordable in 2018
Updated 9 months ago
East Harlem, LES, and Bed-Stuy Among Top NYC List of Unaffordable Neighborhoods In 2018, finding an apartment in NYC continues to be the easiest part of the process-- affording one, however, remains the hardest part. With median asking rents that vary from expensive ( $1,975 for a 2-bedroom in…
The Effects of the 2016 Election on a Single Trump Building
Updated 10 months ago
In the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton won New York City with 79% of the vote. In Manhattan, that number was 86.6%. On the island where Donald Trump first made a name for himself as a real estate developer, fewer than 1 in 5 residents voted for him. We decided to look at this situation through…
Rats Continue to Thrive in New York City Especially During Summer
Updated 10 months ago
Have you ever come across a group of rats carrying bits and pieces of leftover food while scurrying across the empty pavement on your way home? As New Yorkers, most of us have had a fair share of unexpected run-ins and incidents with rats. It is widely known that rats are rampant in the city…
Is New York City Finally Getting Cheaper?
Updated 11 months ago
Next Stop - Lower Rent New York's MTA subway system is an essential part of many New Yorkers' lives. With as many as 5.7 million riders each weekday, it truly is the backbone of the city. It should be no surprise then, that it is one of the first things that people consider when looking to rent…
Moving 2 Blocks Outside Of Your Current Neighborhood Could Save You A Lot In Rent
Updated 12 months ago
Throughout the past year, we've seen a mix of neighborhoods becoming more expensive while others have developed more stabilized rents for its tenants. Finding affordable apartments in NYC is a difficult and daunting task. That's why we here at RentHop dived into street boundaries to determine…
A 10 Minute Walk Could Be Worth 10% Off Your Rent
Updated 15 months ago
NYC Rental Prices by Subway Proximity   If you're like most New Yorkers, you (unfortunately) rely heavily on the subway to get you where you need to go. As such, proximity to the nearest subway is a determining factor when choosing your next apartment. With the subway as the backbone of the city…
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Cold Weather, Lack of Heat Hits Less Expensive Neighborhoods Harder
Updated 15 months ago
The Same NYC Neighborhoods and Addresses are Suffering Again This Year   In case you hadn't noticed, it's been cold outside. Bitter cold was the theme of the first week of 2018, with more cold New Yorkers in the past week than in any previous year on record. Actually, the nearly 30,000 complaints…
2018 Heat Complaints
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