Is Your Home Bad for Your Health? Know if Mold, Roaches and Rodents Are a Problem Before Moving In

–  What’s lurking behind your walls? Are you worried about the spots on your bathroom ceiling? Have you found mouse droppings under your sink? For many New York City house hunters, knowing if an apartment has hidden asthma triggers like mold, mice, rats or roaches is critically important. Now there’s an easy way to find … Continue reading Is Your Home Bad for Your Health? Know if Mold, Roaches and Rodents Are a Problem Before Moving In

NYC’s Best Neighborhoods that Are (Relatively) Affordable

If your version of the urban dream includes quiet, tree-lined streets where you can escape the concrete jungle while having a relatively short commute to work — and affordability is a top priority — try looking in Windsor Terrace, Roosevelt Island or Forest Hills. Localize.city, a website that provides insights about every address in New … Continue reading NYC’s Best Neighborhoods that Are (Relatively) Affordable

Here Are NYC’s 12 Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians and Cyclists

In a dozen areas across the five boroughs, pedestrians or cyclists face three times greater risk of being injured or killed in a crash Localize.city uncovered areas in 12 neighborhoods where pedestrians or cyclists are three times more likely to be injured or killed in a crash. A pattern emerged among these hot spots: Crashes … Continue reading Here Are NYC’s 12 Most Dangerous Areas for Pedestrians and Cyclists

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

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