Vote for your favorite NYC real-estate app by March 9th
By Margot Slade |March 7, 2011 - 2:19PM
Transparency and accountability
are the pillars of power for New York’s apartment dwellers and the theme of this year’s seven real-estate entries in The NYC BigApps Competition. Now’s your chance to
signal which of the real-estate contestants are doing the job effectively.
Vote on as many as you want, but
only once per app, by March 9. Following are the candidates, their platforms
and current vote totals.
Who Is My Landlord? (www.whoismylandlord.org) allows tenants to identify their landlord (not always an easy proposition) and look up Department of Buildings violations in one place, as well as leave comments about their building. Since we wrote about Whoismylandlord.org back in January, we've gotten to know two of the 'hackers' responsible, and learn about their next online real estate project, whose potential has been quietly blowing our minds. More details to come as soon as we get the ok to spill 'em ... (42 votes)
Rate Your Hood! is an Android app for rating and commenting on living in New York City neighborhoods. (3 votes)
forRealEstateNYC (www.forrealestatenyc.com) combines New York property sales data from the last decade with real-time property-related feeds from popular social sites so you can slice and dice information like sale price rendered in a 3-D ‘data cube.’ Or at least that’s what the description says; you'll need Windows to check it out, which we don't have. (20 votes)
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