Naked Apartments: Search apartments for rent in New York City

Adding-a-temporary-wall-can-save-you-and-your-roommates-big-moneyFor years, temporary walls (i.e., room dividers, rent-savers, space-creators) have answered the prayers of NYC apartment hunters looking to save space and money. With a one day installation and a one-time payment averaging between $800-$2000 (based on wall size and type), a one bedroom apartment could turn into a two, a two bedroom into a three, and so on.

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Search-by-Subways-DetailUse Naked Apartments to find apartments close to your subway (MTA) line!

New Yorkers will tell you the secret to shortening your commute is living near the right subway line.

If your work is 1 block from a stop on the L, then your commute will be much simpler if you live close to the L.  The more transfers you have, the more walking you’ll do, the more time you’ll spend waiting on platforms, and the the more delays you’ll deal with. In other words, transfers are for suckers.

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Neighborhood finder

It’s said that New York’s neighborhoods are  “the biggest collection of villages in the world.” In fact, there are over 150 villages to choose from and they’re all different.

But… what neighborhood characteristics matter most to renters? To answer that, we analyzed the search behavior of the last 25,000 renters on our popular Neighborhood Finder™.  Specifically, we looked at which of the 15 “neighborhood vibes” renters were selecting most often. The results are below. [Read more →]

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Affordability is key for many young renters today and it can be hard to find a cheap place to live in a cool and fun New York City neighborhood.  But it’s not impossible to find a deal. There are exciting, thriving neighborhoods located throughout the five boroughs where you can find reasonable rents. Here are five, one in each borough, to consider:

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Naked Apartments Pro iPhone App for Landlords and Agents

Naked Apartments Pro is ready for download, ready to power NYC renting. It’s beautiful. It’s intuitive. And it’s fast.

Today is a great day. We’re excited to announce the release of Naked Apartments Pro, designed for the thousands of agents and landlords that rely on Naked Apartments to find their clients and fill their vacancies. And we know they’ll love it. With this app, they’ll be able to:

Post listings from the road… faster than ever before.

Accept Showings on Demand… faster than ever before.

Respond and manage to all their leads… faster than ever before.

And much, much more. (Do we sound like Steve Jobs yet?)

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Despite all the griping we do about our government, once in a while, it gives us something useful we can work with. Like this handy New York State tenant rights guide for those of us who are terrified of paperwork, signatures, and binding obligations. The actual document is quite a few pages in length, so we decided to put the best, most pertinent rules together in one easy-to-read blog post.

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Find an apartment you can afford in a neighborhood you’ll love.

Living in New York City is many things. And cheap is not one of them. This is a headfact of life that city dwellers quickly accept as inescapable. You may end up shelling out an extra $200 a month for a better 1 bedroom that cuts your commute by 10 minutes, or you may decide to save $200 a month and stick with a studio instead. Very rarely do we end up with the apartment we had in mind…which is actually totally normal.

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If you’ve ever used YouTube, or like watching late-night cable (are you obsessed with The Weather Channel?), chances are you’ve seen commercials for Naked Apartments. Those commercials have helped Naked become one of the top rental sites nationwide — even though we’re only in NYC. With 200,000 visits every week, Naked has become the alternative to Craigslist in the city.

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Naked Apartments Commercial by Alex Pepper

And today, we’re announcing our latest commercial, but the catch is, we had absolutely NOTHING to do with it. We literally had no idea this commercial was in the works. We never made a request, put out a contest, or even thought about producing new ads.

A very talented actor, producer and writer, who has done work on SNL, The Daily Show and the Step Up franchise, heard great things about Naked Apartments. Alex Pepper decided to put together a promotional ad, Tweet it, and watch it go.

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