A daily tour around the web through the eyes of a NYC vertical dweller:
Freakonomics reports that a disgruntled former renter, Sam Bauch, and a partner have “created a website, www.BadNYCapartments.com to serve as [an] information portal. It allows any NYC apartment dweller to share their valuable information about a bad apartment, and then lets visitors to the site search the database to access that information.” Stephen Dubner has some doubts: “[g]etting people to upload that data is the problem. What is their incentive?” Revenge, maybe? (NYT)
What do Louisville and New York City have in common? They are among the safest cities for children to live in. “‘It's clear that most cities are doing great things to improve safety at home and in the community," said Gus Schaefer of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent safety certification provider that commissioned the research. (Reuters)
On Brownstoner Forum a poster asks for guidance: “We moved out August 31, and are waiting for our deposit. If our landlord does not return it within the 30 days (tomorrow), what is my next step? Any advice?” The answers range from maybe you should just ask for the money to filing in small claims court. So many options. (Brownstoner)
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