Broker-fee ban could boost some startups, doom others

As rental agents descended into apoplexy after a state ...

Innovations in inclusive housing

Housing is big money. The industry has trillions under management ...

Our Software Is Biased Like We Are. Can New Laws Change That?

Data scientists and civil rights groups are raising the alarm about ...

De Blasio Administration Kicks Off NYC Open Data Week 2019, Announces Open Data Advisory Council Members

Tomorrow through March 9 there will be more than 45 events in all ...

New York launches urban innovation community

New York City has amassed more than 10 per cent of the global urban ...

NYC launches partnership network, ‘The Grid,’ to help grow urban tech ecosystem

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) ...

To build more affordable housing, tech looks to startup funding

New partnership focused on supporting early-stage companies that make ...

NYC Accelerators and Incubators to Watch (December 2018)

As we come to the end of 2018, there’s a lot of milestone moments to ...

50 World-Changing Startups to Watch in 2019

There is no shortage of people with bold ideas and enthusiasm about ...

Is the Government Really in Control of Its Algorithms?

Elizabeth Brico’s daughters were removed from her custody in April ...

Apartment Building Ratings Startup Launches Multifamily Standards Board

Standards organizations exist to help provide benchmarks for industry ...

New Yorkers want apartments graded like restaurants

Rentlogic and Action Button
New Yorkers have become accustomed to ...

LNY Vendor Spotlight: Yale Fox, CEO of Rentlogic

For this installment of the LandlordsNY Vendor Spotlight, we are ...

Rentlogic Announces Formation of New York Benefit Corporation

Rentlogic, a tech-enabled standards organization that grades every ...

Rentlogic adds advisory board to weigh in on landlord ratings

Don Peebles, former councilman Dan Garodnick and 16 others will get a ...

How Data Transparency Is Helping Us Build Future Cities

Data has gotten a bad rap. In the last several years, thanks ...

Using Data-Driven Insights to Tackle Affordable Housing & Homelessness

Cities are expanding across the United States, and for many urban ...

How New York City Tells the Story of Its Open Data Work

As open data work and availability continue to evolve, local ...

From Autonomous Energy Management to Urban Outdoor Space, Urban-X Showcases PropTech Startups

We need heroes and we believe that entrepreneurs and designers and ...

Shaping the future of cities

URBAN-X, the leading accelerator for startups reimagining city life, ...

Our 3 favorite startups from Urban-X’s 4th demo day

Urban-X, the urban-tech startup accelerator backed by MINI ...

Shaping the future of cities.

MINI founded accelerator URBAN-X showcases visions for an urbantech ...

Legislation to end lead poisoning misses mark, critics say

Hearing Thursday on 23 bills aimed at protecting children

City of New York Releases Annual Open Data Report, Featuring New York City Data at Work

Over 600 New Datasets from 38 City Agencies
First-Ever Call for Open ...

The worst neighborhoods to rent in

Scored based on an analysis by Rentlogic, here's the areas where ...

Renters should avoid these areas with ‘failing grades’

School is back in session. Does your neighborhood get straight As?

These Entrepreneurs Are Taking on Bias in Artificial Intelligence

AI has also been touted as the new must-have for business, for ...

Rentlogic raises $2,4 million in seed funding to grade NYC apartment buildings

Rentlogic, a tech platform utilizing an algorithm and public data to ...

Rentlogic lands millions to grade NYC real estate for renters and landlords

A company called Rentlogic has raised $2.4 million to take the ...

Why Self-Regulation is Better Than Legislative Regulation

We are moving toward a society controlled by algorithms, but very few ...

Eight Urban Tech Start-Ups Backed by MINI Accelerator That Could Redefine City Living

With companies continuously working to improve the efficiency and ...

PropTech Startup Assigns Letter Grades to Apartment Buildings

Nothing initiates you into the struggle of city life more than ...

There’s Now a Sign That Indicates If A New York City Apartment is as Good As It Looks

Searching for a good apartment is one of the most stressful parts ...

This Logo is Like an “Organic” Sticker for Algorithms

For fruits and veggies, there’s organic. For coffee and clothes, ...

These Are the Best Landlords in Brooklyn

When apartment hunting in New York City, you want to make sure your ...

The 14 Best Landlords in Brooklyn: A Brick Underground Guide

When you're a renter looking for a place, researching your potential ...

These Brooklyn Landlords Actually Take Care Of Their Buildings

BROOKLYN, NY — Brooklyn is rife with landlords who let their tenants ...

URBAN-X Chooses 7 Startups to Join Newest Accelerator Cohort

Dive Brief:

Brooklyn, NY-based startup accelerator URBAN-X has ...

URBAN-X Launches New Startup Cohort

URBAN-X has announced the fourth cohort of early-stage companies. ...

Startup Accelerator Features Transportation and Urban Data Prediction Companies

Also in the fourth cohort is Rentlogic, which takes city data about ...

Want to prove your business is fair? Audit Your Algorithm

YALE FOX’S BUSINESS doesn’t work unless everyone thinks its fair. His ...

A Startup That Rates Apartment Buildings Drew the Ire of Landlords, Then Won (some of) Them Over

Canadian transplant Yale Fox started his company Rentlogic in ...

An Order of Operations for Requesting NYC Apartment Repairs

If you find yourself dealing with leaks, defective wiring, bedbugs, ...

The Brick Underground Podcast: Landlord tips on how to rent in peace in NYC

On this episode of The Brick Underground Podcast, host Nathan Tempey ...

Millennials on Average Spend 45% of Their Income on Rent

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Millennials are more ...

Open Thread: Tell us Your Worst Apartment Stories

To live in New York is to be part of some kind of shared struggle. ...

NYC Renters Care More About Price Than Location: Study

The mantra in real estate has always been location, location, ...

Want to Know More About Your Landlord? Firms Try to Capitalize on Renters’ Curiosity

All those LLCs may be paying off.

Most — 89 percent — of 250 ...

URBAN-X Launches 4th Startup Accelerator Program

A spot on the local NY1 News talking about URBAN-X cohort 4.

NYCHA jockeying

Yale Fox, founder of the rental-building rating website Rentlogic, ...

New York City Celebrates Open Data Week 2018

Tomorrow through March 10, more than 30 events for new yorkers to ...

New York City Celebrates Open Data Week 2018

New York City Celebrates Open Data Week 2018

March 2, 2018
...

Rentlogic’s Data-Powered Ratings for NYC Rentals

Any renter knows that it’s often in the days after signing a lease ...

Toronto Fire Services releases high-rise violations inspections data – with notable holes

Toronto Fire Services released the results of “fire prevention ...

Is Your Landlord a Building-Code Violator? New Service Aims to Tell You

Mr. Fox founded the company in 2013 based on his experience working ...

Browser Extension Lets Tenants Give Landlords A Good Or Bad Report Card

Rentlogic wants landlords in New York to receive a grade based on how ...

Meet The NYC Renter Who Built A Business Exposing Bad Landlords

Yale Fox wants to hold landlords accountable–by giving them a report ...

New York landlords are getting graded thanks to new technology

Apartment hunting in New York City just got a whole lot easier.
...

Protect yourself from shady landlords with these letter grades of NYC buildings.

One quirky feature of New York at the moment is that the city has ...

Plug-In Promises to Show You How Crappy That StreetEasy Apartment Listing Really Is

Renting an apartment in New York is invariably a game of roulette. A ...

Here’s How To Find Out If a Building Has Red Flags Before Signing a Lease

MIDTOWN — When searching for rentals online, clicking through pretty ...

Manhattan Landlords Are About to Get Graded

The for-rent advertisement on East 75th Street in Manhattan, just a ...

Beware of Tactics Landlords Use to Evict Rent-Stabilized Tenants

MANHATTAN — When Sarah Burns received a lease renewal from the ...

How To Avoid Renting A Deathtrap: A NYC Apartment Hunter’s Guide

When applying to rent an apartment, prospective renters often have to ...

Renters can take back control with this new Yelp for landlords in NYC (Yahoo! Finance)

The rental market is on the rise. With 36% of US households deciding ...

Scorecard: The best and worst neighborhoods for building violations

From the September issue: If you knew a building had a long rap sheet ...

Citi Habitats kills partnership with Rentlogic

The partnership lasted just eight days

It looked like a victory ...

Website tracks Toronto’s ‘worst’ landlords and buildings

The “worst” landlord in the city, is the city according to data ...

Why Isn’t There a Landlord Blacklist?

Renting an apartment in New York City is an exercise in financial ...

DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too

Renters undergo a slew of background checks before they move into an ...

Hudson Heights Tenants Sue Landlord for Deregulating Rent-Stabilized Units

HUDSON HEIGHTS — A group of tenants living in a building on West ...

Apartment tenants want more technology

Tenants are more technologically savvy than their landlords, ...

Landlord licensing coming to Toronto

Tenants and landlords got their first chance at a public consultation ...

8 ways to find deals on the most expensive college necessities

It's an established fact that college tuition is expensive. But ...

Citi Habitats partners with anti-slumlord website

Rentlogic to publish listings for buildings graded a B or higher
...

What Toronto’s Potential Landlord Licensing Program Would Look Like

Council voted to explore next steps for a program in June. We explore ...

Exercise Your Brain And Explore The City’s Most Interesting Ideas At TEDxNewYork

What does it mean to be a free person? What's the best way to speak ...

9 Things You Need To Know Before Renting in New York City

MANHATTAN — The rental market in New York City tends to heat up in ...

Here’s how analytics can be used to drive social change

Twelve years ago, the landlord of 1765 and 1775 Weston Rd in Toronto ...

Lord of the Land: This Site Helps You Find an NYC Landlord Who (Hopefully) Won’t Make Your Life Hell

Subscribe to spoiled NYC's official newsletter, The Stoop, for the ...

New rules for landlords sound good to tenant of much-lamented building

Bedbugs and elevator buttons covered in saliva are just two of the ...

New site rates landlords and apartments using letter grades

The average NYC resident tends to avoid eating at a restaurant with a ...

A new site gives NYC renters the lowdown by grading the city’s buildings

Fiile this one under "Why didn't we think of that?" NY1 reports that ...

New Site Compiles Letter Grades for NYC Rental Buildings

A new website is allowing New Yorkers to learn the ins and outs of a ...

Rental Site Helps You Steer Clear of Bad Landlords Using Letter Grades

MANHATTAN — It’s rare — and cumbersome — for a renter to do a deep ...

#HackHousing Proves That Not All Tech Bros Suck

After making my way through a gilded, marble-floor lobby worthy ...

Should Landlords Be Licensed?

Toronto is considering an experiment that would give landlords and ...

Licensing landlords, using data to help housing activists and tenants

What happened at City Hall this week
Moving toward regulation of ...

Toronto Community Housing CEO Greg Spearn asks for patience on repairs

Toronto Community Housing is Toronto's largest landlord and, ...

Looking for a new apartment in Toronto? Check LandlordWatch.com before signing a lease

New website aggregates landlords and addresses with the highest ...

Bad Toronto landlords outed on new website

A website listing the 100 “worst” landlords in Toronto has launched ...

LORINC: A Trip Advisor for rental apartments?

When the members of the Municipal Licensing and Standards committee ...

‘The cockroaches aren’t scared:’ Life at one of the most-cited buildings in Toronto

Bryan Rickey has lived in the apartment tower at 1501 Woodbine Ave. ...

Tenant advocate website names TCH the city’s worst landlord

As the city of Toronto ponders spending millions on a program that ...

Tenant organizations take aim at Toronto’s ‘worst’ landlords

As Toronto debates a plan to license landlords, tenant advocates are ...

Electric Daisy Carnival, EDM thrive on escapist atmosphere

This weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas will feature some ...

Future music invades the Grammys

For me, the best part of the Grammys Sunday night wasn’t on the ...

Nightclubs as Research Labs

Yale Fox, a former Freakonomics intern, is a Canadian DJ who studies ...

Watch a TEDx Talk Explain How Nightclubs Work

In the below TEDx talk, researcher Yale Fox explains how nightclubs ...

TED 2011: billionaires, astronauts and Middle East activists

Forget Sunday night's tawdry exhibition of expensive frocks and the ...