Thanks to You, We Won #fnDemo!
Thanks RentHackrs, and everyone who supported our campaign to win the Founders Network Inaugural fnDemo Startup Competition! We’re on the cusp of finishing a vastly improved RentHackr, and we’re excited for this opportunity to connect with more people. Thanks to you, we got 3,572 votes, and took home first place!! We couldn’t be more humbled or more grateful. Thank you,...
Gentrification or Beautification of Brooklyn? : A...
As the renter-powered site, RentHackr preps for a re-launch, I was approached by founder, Zeb Dropkin to further my interest in the topic of GENTRIFICATION. I want to see just how much RentHackr can be used as a tool to see how gentrified neighborhoods affects the behaviors of apartment hunters moving into (or out of) Brooklyn. As a former Brooklynite, I can attest to how much my ability to...
How Green ARE You?
When you hear “Green Living,” do you automatically think of toting a Sigg water bottle or energy efficient appliances and recycling bins for glass, plastic and metal stuff? Maybe it means having more living plants in your apartment, or driving a hybrid car? Or, maybe you ritualistically go to the Union Square Greenmarket and buy locally produced food, dump your bag of biodegradables in...
'Pilot Season' Rentals in Los Angeles
Are you, or someone you know, moving to L.A. between January and March? We’re fascinated with this time of year on the West coast because there seems to be quite a demand for housing during this season. It’s a season where fresh, new talent is in high demand, as so is housing — and that’s a part of the challenge where we think we can help. Check out our website:...
State of the Summer 2012 Manhattan Rental Market →
Highlights from today’s WSJ article on the rental market: Demand is still very strong. Prices are getting higher, and incentives for renters have dwindled and gone away. Fewer than 5% of landlords are offering a free month’s rent or paying brokers’ fees—the kind of incentives that were far more common for renters at the height of the recession. The average Manhattan...
distantly asked: Does renthackr have a mobile app? That would be amazing!
RentHackr Demo @NYTM →
In case you missed it, catch the livestream of @RentHackr’s demo at the NY Tech Meetup last night. RentHackr starts at 23:50 #NYTM And here are some quick snaps of the demo. Thanks to everyone for your support!!
Wow, Thanks RentHackrs!
Thanks to all you renters that checked out, signed up, spread the word, and gave feedback for RentHackr! Thanks to you, our early alpha version of RentHackr got the press below. We are sincerely grateful - arigato!! and There’s much more to come from RentHackr. Thanks for your support!
Updates in the pipeline
Hey renting public, We’ve all had our heads down coming up with some great updates. Now you can see first crops of the fruits of our labor. We have a sweet new map that shows you our data in the most straightforward way, just points on a map. We’ve got some visualizations in store, and we’d like to know from you what kind of information you’d really like to have to make...
The Good, the Bad, and the Criminal →
There are good landlords, there are bad landlords, and then some are downright criminal. These particular slumlords had been abusing the system spectacularly. Their trick was to keep transferring ownership of the building between LLC’s, each owned by different but connected people. Whenever the city or the tenants tried to force the owner to fix the issues (essential issues of habitability,...
New York City Population by Borough
nycedc: Take a look at our demographic data, available at http://www.nycedc.com/economic-data/demographics
Solid Advice from a Girl Who's Starting The... →
Learn the Lingo “Winged” X bedroom - What, is my apartment a fucking a Pegasus? If my apartment is “winged” it better fly my ass to fucking work every morning, and take a dump on my ex boyfriend’s car. No, what they mean by this is that your apartment does not have a living room. A winged three bedroom is actually what in every other city/country is a two bedroom...