RDNY.com, through its new broker division, Acmelistings.com, now provides apartment rental listings to over 80 real estate brokers and agents in all boroughs of New York City. Every day, over 4,000 available apartments are put in the hands of working brokers and agents who need rental apartments in New York...Read more
As usual, neither tenants nor landlords are happy. And as usual, landlords say they are on the way to the poorhouse and tenants say that nobody but the very rich will be able to live in New York. And as usual, thousands of people will be competing to rent apartments in New York City this year, next year, and beyond.
Here's an article published for a national audience, but with New York renters right in the center of the target. The author's ideas are solid and workable. We have compiled some worthy ideas of our own. Take a look at our excellent renters guide, The Essential Guide for Smart Renters to see what we're talking about.
In contrast to the boxy towers clad in murky glass that have defaced New York\'s skyline, Gehry has produced a gawky beauty that captures the energy of the city.
Manhattan renters have fewer apartments to choose from these days. In another sign the rental market is starting to tighten up there were 26% fewer vacant apartments on the market last month than during the same period last year.
What, if anything, can a tenant in New York do when the building he is renting in is being foreclosed upon?
New York City takes top honors for being more affordable to rent than buy. According to Trulia, the median list price (for the top 50 cities) is $140,201.37, but the median price for a 2-bedroom apartment in NYC is $1.3-1.4 million!
New York is a place of constant change, an ever-shifting mosaic of immigrants, ethnic groups, strivers who make their mark and move on. Except in East Elmhurst, Queens.
The good times are over for Manhattan renters. The power has shifted back to landlords, sending rents up and concessions down during the last three months of 2010.
Q What are the regulations when a New York City rent-stabilized apartment becomes vacant? What determines how much the rent can be raised, and how is it calculated?
Excerpted from Shady Landlord Schemes And How To Fight Back by Christopher Steiner and Maureen Farrell, in Forbes.com Two winters ago Astoria, N.Y., resident Rachel Colley was freezing in her own apartment. Looking to squeeze a few pennies, her landlord refused to crank up the heat. Colley, a senior account...Read more
Bargains are drying up for Manhattan apartment renters - reflective of a broader trend in the other four boroughs as well.
Every New York City renter has to have a strategy to finding the best apartment, in the best location at the lowest rent. This guide will help you achieve that goal.
The frustration is all around you. Perhaps your rent is going up, or you want to be in the City, or just move out of your parents home. Take heart with these success stories...
The key to finding the right NYC apartment is... not your broker, not the free websites, not even having lots of money (although that helps). The key to finding the right apartment is both obvious and hidden inside you.
Are you planning on renting an apartment in New York City? Do yo have to make trade-offs because your budget isn\'t unlimited? Do you have some credit glitches? Do you need a guarantor? Are you from out-of-town?
Every once in a while, it\'s refreshing to stand back and look at the city from afar. It reminds us why we love this place so much. The energy, the dynamism, and the constant push up, up, up. Yup, we love New York.
It\'s up, it\'s down. The New York apartment rental market has stymied a lot of great minds in the last couple of weeks.
The neighborhood’s history as one of the main docking ports of New York has always distinguished the neighborhood and its distance from public transportation has further isolated it, crafting a particularly distinct sense of community within the neighborhood.
What are the landlords going to do now that they have to tell tenants their building is cursed with the infamously resilient blood-sucking parasites?
On the semi-independent Roosevelt Island, however, momentum is building to launch a small bike-sharing system with or without the rest of New York.
The scorching summer heat hasn\'t slowed the Manhattan apartment market—the vacancy rate in July reached 0.88%, its lowest point in nearly three years
How about you just tell people what an apartment costs before making them take an hour out of their day to see it? I have had enough of your move-in fees and move-out fees and application fees and background fees and you-might-be-considering-a-pet fees and third-Tuesday-afternoon-of-the-month fees.
The rental market is rebounding, especially in New York and other markets where job trends are improving: Washington, D.C.; Chicago; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; and Seattle. But New York could top them all in rent growth.
New York apartment renters, prepare to go swimming in the East River! One day, this brilliant concept may be keeping New Yorkers cooled in the summer...
The information you provided was accurate in every way and more informative than brokers we have used in the past. We found a great apartment with ease in a matter of days.
Living in Queens places you in neighborhoods that are close to Manhattan. Three of the most popular neighborhoods in western Queens for those commuting to Manhattan are Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights.
Eight Irish students were scammed out of thousands of dollars after being told a luxurious loft apartment was available to them for summer rental in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
A provision in the bill would give prospective renters access to a free copy of the credit score that a landlord or broker used to evaluate their application...
This apartment is unlike any other I\'ve seen before — thanks to Randal\'s vast and rotating antiques collection, he has covered every available surface with works of art that are personal and dear to him.
Apartment renters in New York City beware! The City is aggressively enforcing long existing but widely ignored codes prohibiting temporary walls.
Hey, this is New York! We can have everything (and I mean \"everything\") delivered. Here are some great ideas on putting this to use...
Russian spy living in Montclair, NJ gets into the online apartment rental business... Almost!
I began the blog because I was incensed and alarmed at what the city was becoming. It was losing its grit, its fabric, its very character. It was losing its New York-ness, and gaining nothing but Subway franchises and luxury condos.
One of the last places with lots of undeveloped land in Manhattan, the area west of Ninth Ave. from 33rd to 42nd Sts., will undergo more radical change than any other neighborhood in the city over the next five years.
Dog days for tenants: Renters may complain today about the rates in New York, London, and Paris, but things were even harsher in ancient Rome.
As the power of the market turns once again to favor landlords and their gatekeepers, the brokers, it is useful to understand what they know that first-time renters may not. Armed with an understanding the Web, renters can decide whether to use a broker, what size apartment they can afford and the neighborhood where they are likeliest to find it.
Despite rent regulation, New York rent burdens remain unaffordable for most low-income households.
Mr. Paterson submitted to lawmakers a plan to amend and extend the state\'s rent laws, which are set to expire next June. In addition to extending regulations another eight years, the bills would make it more difficult for landlords to charge higher market-rate rents, lifting the destabilization rent threshold to $3,000 a month from $2,000.
The rent laws are due to expire in 2011, and the governor wants to make changes and extend them for eight years. The changes would reduce the rate for deregulating apartments, give tenants more protections