Puddles or Small Ponds? Where New Yorkers Feel Most Deluged by Street Flooding

It’s a familiar scene during or after big rainstorms in many parts of New York City: pedestrians forced to leap across massive puddles pooling at crosswalks, or drivers skidding through what seem like small ponds. Overall, the number of street flooding complaints is skyrocketing across the five boroughs, according to Localize.city, a real estate knowledge platform … Continue reading Puddles or Small Ponds? Where New Yorkers Feel Most Deluged by Street Flooding

Know a Dog Named Bella, Lucy, Max or Charlie? Odds Say You Do.

Those are the most popular dog names across the boroughs, though some owners bark to their own tune with canine names like Mabel in Battery Park City, Penny in Long Island City and Olive in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill. Shutterstock image Localize.city, a real estate knowledge platform that creates dozens of insights for every New York … Continue reading Know a Dog Named Bella, Lucy, Max or Charlie? Odds Say You Do.

Long Island City Watch: 16 Things to Know About the Area’s Residential Development and Transportation Issues

With Amazon tapping Long Island City for part of its HQ2 site, the booming waterfront Queens neighborhood is under the spotlight. Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered plenty of carrots to lure the online giant to LIC, and the de Blasio administration recently announced a $180 million “investment strategy” to bolster the neighborhood’s transit, infrastructure, resiliency, parks … Continue reading Long Island City Watch: 16 Things to Know About the Area’s Residential Development and Transportation Issues

Which NYC Neighborhoods Have Best (or Worst) Access to Car-Share

Some New York neighborhoods have much better access to car-share companies than others. Localize.city, a real estate knowledge platform creating dozens of insights about every address in New York City, analyzed where car-share companies are distributing their vehicles, pinpointing where car-share locations are plentiful and where there are holes. Manhattan and northwest Brooklyn, which tend … Continue reading Which NYC Neighborhoods Have Best (or Worst) Access to Car-Share

Your Ultimate Guide to Free Family-Friendly Halloween Events in New York City (And Which Neighborhoods Are Most Kidtastic for Trick-or-Treating)

Prospect Park’s Annual Haunted Walk & Fair (courtesy of Prospect Park Alliance) The Village Halloween Parade, now in it’s 45th year, is legendary. But it’s not necessarily the most family-friendly event if you have young kids. Not only do the swollen crowds along Sixth Avenue make it hard for small children to see much, the … Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to Free Family-Friendly Halloween Events in New York City (And Which Neighborhoods Are Most Kidtastic for Trick-or-Treating)

Bedbug Violations Are Declining, But Infestations May Not Be

Bedbug violations are falling in New York City. The number of violations dipped more than 28 percent over the past five years, according to an analysis from Localize.city, a website that provides insights about every address in New York City.  Localize.city examined bedbug-related violations issued by the city’s Department of Housing and Preservation Development from … Continue reading Bedbug Violations Are Declining, But Infestations May Not Be

Sun-drenched or sun-starved? Now you can know how much light a building gets

When Melissa Kinski moved into her Lower East Side apartment nearly 25 years ago, she faced a backyard dotted with trees. Her apartment was speckled with sun coming through the leaves during the day. That changed when a 26-story L-shaped hotel went up around her five-story tenement. “I would keep basil, rosemary, mint, a bunch … Continue reading Sun-drenched or sun-starved? Now you can know how much light a building gets

Goodbye, L Train: Where To Move If You’re Over Williamsburg and Bushwick

The “L train shutdown” is coming, and renters are figuring out their next moves. Maybe it’s time to swap L train-dependent parts of Williamsburg for Gowanus. Maybe Mott Haven is the next Bushwick. The data science team at Localize.city, a website that provides insights for every New York City address, has some alternatives. Localize.city looked … Continue reading Goodbye, L Train: Where To Move If You’re Over Williamsburg and Bushwick

Parking Placard Abuse Hot Spots: Where New Yorkers Have Filed Most Complaints

When Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to crack down on the city’s much-abused parking placard system more than a year ago, he called on New Yorkers to report placard abuse to through the 311 complaint hotline. “We’re going to invite the public to help us in this enforcement effort by putting any information either online … Continue reading Parking Placard Abuse Hot Spots: Where New Yorkers Have Filed Most Complaints