Think you’ve found your dream apartment? Better get an AddressReport to make sure.
Popular New York City apartment search engine Rentenna is now AddressReport – and is providing a comprehensive database not just for renters, but for buyers and brokers as well.
Since crafting their Green Score in 2013 – identifying the amount of green coverage in each neighborhood, and their playful map on the city’s celebrity residents broken down by neighborhood, Rentenna’s reach and demand has grown rapidly.
This led its founders to use the resources available to them to craft a new website and a more comprehensive search tool.
“We shifted our focus because we had so many people coming to us and asking for that additional information,” said Alicia Schwartz, the co-founder of Rentenna, and now AddressReport. “It got us thinking about all the information that was publicly available through government agencies, and we thought it would be interesting to present that information in this format.”
Typing a city address on the AddressReport website gives you information on the building – whether mixed-use, residential, or commercial, and provides information about the closest subway stop and/or public transportation, nearby grocery stores, gyms, Laundromats, and pharmacies.
And just in case a landlord or a sketchy roommate decides to take you for a ride, AddressReport also provides information on the violations issued against the building, lists the crime statistics for the surrounding streets, and provides similar information in regards to noise, filth, and air quality complaints. They even cite rat reports.
But it’s not just restricted to the surrounding streets, AddressReport gives customers a brief overview of the neighborhood as well highlighting the buildings that have been demolished and the new ones that have sprung up in the neighborhood.
In fact, AddressReport’s study of Greenpoint revealed several interesting and vital findings.
Out of the 240 neighborhoods identified in the city, Greenpoint ranked 104 in regards to green streets. This does not take into account the parks in the neighborhood, but looks at green coverage for every square meter of land. For Greenpoint that number is 0.00142 trees compared with Carnegie Hill, the highest, at 0.00528 trees.
The average rent for a studio in the month of July is $2,125, $2,325 for a one bedroom, $2,750 for a two bedroom, and $3,650 for a three bedroom.
And those rents are certainly a reflection of the wealth of the neighborhood. Greenpoint comes in at 66 among 240 neighborhoods with an average overall individual income of $40,000.
But it’s not such a rosy picture when it comes to cleanliness and sanitation.
It ranked 199 among the 240 neighborhoods based on the sanitation complaints received from the area.
It gets even worse when it comes to rat sightings. A dismal rank of 207, but compare that with the Upper West Side, which is ranked the 2nd worst, and Greenpoint residents might just breathe a sigh of relief.
And then there is the question of graffiti complaints. Greenpoint comes in at rank 220, but the largely art and artist-loving neighborhood might not be entirely opposed to that.
In conjunction with the launch of their new wesbite, AddressReport also launched a demolition map, and tying into their observations on individual neighborhoods, the demolition map – through red flashing dots – alerts users about demolitions that have taken place in their neighborhood since 2003.
A large amount of this comprehensive information is provided free of cost by AddressReport, but for detailed breakdowns, users must purchase paid, two-week unlimited passes.
For now, buyers, and renters alike are rejoicing.
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