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Building Ages and Rents in New York
Updated 1 month ago
Over the past few years, New York has been experiencing a residential building boom. In 2016 alone, over 23 thousand new dwelling units (6,900 in Manhattan) were completed. If you've been looking for a new apartment, you've probably noticed some of the new high-rises that have popped up around…
NYC Buildings by Decade
New York Has Less Affordable Neighborhoods Than Other Major US Cities
Updated 1 month ago
Long Island City, LES, and Williamsburg Top NYC List of Unaffordable Neighborhoods Despite what you've heard, finding an apartment in NYC is actually pretty easy; affording one is the hard part. With median asking rents that vary from expensive ( $1,750 for a 2-bedroom in West Concourse) to…
NYC Housing Affordability
New York City Rents By Subway Stop 2017
Updated 4 months ago
Next Stop - Lower Rent Prices 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…
NYC Parking Tickets Down Sharply in 2016 - Upper East Side Leads in Tickets Again
Updated 6 months ago
Manhattan Households Average Over 10 Parking Tickets Each in 2016   For anyone who has experienced the woes of city car ownership, it's quite obvious why most New Yorkers don't have access to a car. According to the Census' American Community Survey, only 44.8% of New York households have…
A Manhattan Migration - Rents Plummet - Luxury Market Softens
Updated 7 months ago
It's A Renter's Market In Manhattan   As a New Yorker, there are a few things that one just comes to accept: crowded subways, unpredictable weather, and rising rents. That last one seems to be reversing course, at least for Manhattanites. RentHop's latest research using nearly 200,000 monthly…
Luxury Non-luxury Map
NYC Heat Complaints up 20% Year over Year – Bronx Cooler than Brooklyn
Updated 9 months ago
As this year's first "polar vortex" passes and the first day of winter arrives, hopefully you've found something good in the pocket of your old winter coat. Winter is undoubtedly one of the most stylish seasons of the year, with so many different ways to layer up. Unfortunately, many New…
Bushwick Leads in Smoke Detector Violations - Seeing Improvements in 2016
Updated 9 months ago
In light of the recent tragedy in Oakland and with a winter ahead of renters using space heaters to heat their apartments above the bare minimum required by NYC law, fire safety is as important as ever. Using NYC's OpenData platform, we counted the number of violations issued to landlords for…
Smoke Detectors Violation Map
Hillary Widens Donor Gap In October - Staten Island Leans Away From Trump
Updated 10 months ago
With nary a week until the fate of our nation is decided, final FEC disclosures are in and they show Hillary Clinton continuing on her trajectory, leaving Donald far behind. RentHop is a small startup that embraces the diversity of this already great nation, so it wasn't hard choosing Hillary…
Trump Leads in Staten Island, Southwest Brooklyn - Clinton Ahead Overall
Updated 10 months ago
We've updated this study! Click Here For The Newest Version! As we enter the home stretch on this election cycle, the only thing left to do is vote (seriously, get out and vote!). We've been bombarded with scandals, controversies, and conspiracies. This has left us with a hunger for some cold…
Are Commercial Real Estate Prices Eating Your Lunch?
Updated 11 months ago
The wallet of a New Yorker has it pretty rough... Anyone who's spent a gratuitous chunk of their monthly wage on rent can agree. Unfortunately for business owners, they get hit twice, also having to stomach the similarly astronomical commercial real estate prices. A quick glance at data shared…
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