Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving In: What it’s like living above a noisy bar or nightclub

A karaoke and hookah hot spot in Brighton Beach, an Upper West Side music venue and a Bed-Stuy bar with DJ nights top Localize.city’s list of noise offenders Susan Malcolm left Westchester for an apartment on the Upper West Side nine years ago, after her kids had grown. She hadn’t realized there was a live … Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving In: What it’s like living above a noisy bar or nightclub

With 31,000 New Units Expected to Open By 2020, NYC Neighborhoods Brace for Change

New York City saw more 12,800 units open in the first half of this year, with another 31,000 expected to open by 2020, according to an analysis from Localize.city. Nearly 60 percent of the new units are opening in the top 10 neighborhoods; more than a quarter are in just three neighborhoods: Long Island City, … Continue reading With 31,000 New Units Expected to Open By 2020, NYC Neighborhoods Brace for Change

Localize.city Finds 12 Percent of New Units Are Being Built on City’s Riskiest Land

A new analysis from Localize.city shows that 12,350 apartments are under construction or planned to be built in the city’s most serious flood zones  That follows more than 9,100 units in the past four years built in the city’s most serious flood zones More than five years after Hurricane Sandy battered New York City, the … Continue reading Localize.city Finds 12 Percent of New Units Are Being Built on City’s Riskiest Land

New York City Noise Complaints Skyrocket on Fourth of July

–Though illegal fireworks complaints are relatively small on Independence Day, complaints about loud music and parties soar on the holiday. – There were 2,000 complaints about loud music and parties last Fourth, which was 3.6 times higher than the city’s daily average. Though the five boroughs can feel deserted during the Fourth of July, the … Continue reading New York City Noise Complaints Skyrocket on Fourth of July

Localize.city Uncovers Where New Yorkers Gripe Most about Parking Problems

Parking-related complaints to 311 spiked 228 percent over the past five years Long Island City had the most parking complaints per resident Blocked driveways were the most griped-about issue, with residents from one block in Flushing logging nearly 500 blocked driveway complaints over past year Complaining about parking headaches is something of a sport among … Continue reading Localize.city Uncovers Where New Yorkers Gripe Most about Parking Problems

Where New York City Renters Are Plagued by Unsafe Living Conditions

New analysis and interactive map from Localize.city illustrates that New Yorkers in neighborhoods with a median income below $30,000 are exposed to significantly more violations Localize.city found that nearly 33 percent of housing code violations were in the Bronx, 22.5 percent were in Central and Eastern Brooklyn, and 14.5 percent were in Northern Manhattan   … Continue reading Where New York City Renters Are Plagued by Unsafe Living Conditions

Marijuana Enforcement Drops Significantly in City Parks, Except in Bronx, Localize.city Finds

– While marijuana-related offenses in parks were down citywide from 2016 to 2017, they barely budged in the Bronx and remained the most common NYPD-reported incident type in the borough’s parks –  Macombs Dam Park, near Yankee Stadium, had the highest number of NYPD-reported marijuana-related offenses for any NYC park last year. Localize.city found that … Continue reading Marijuana Enforcement Drops Significantly in City Parks, Except in Bronx, Localize.city Finds

Localize.city Uncovers the Most Perilous Walks to New York City Schools

– A new report from Localize.city reveals the 43 schools where students face the highest risk of being hit by a car within 500-feet of their school – Localize.city found that intersections near these schools had nearly 4x higher rate of crashes than citywide average An elementary school student walking to Jamaica’s P.S. 182 was hit … Continue reading Localize.city Uncovers the Most Perilous Walks to New York City Schools