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By |January 19th, 2012|Apartment Living|

The State of New York City Rentals

The NYC rental market is different. Digging deep into various reports on the state of the city’s housing stock we came away with some interesting statistics… […]

By |September 28th, 2011|Market Data|

Average Rental Prices in NYC

The Naked Apartments team crunched some numbers from our rental database and came up with some interesting stuff. For one thing, we could all save a bundle by moving to Detroit or Phoenix. If that’s not an option, consider looking in neighborhoods adjacent to your desired ones – eg Bushwick instead of Williamsburg – to find some significant savings without moving too far. All that and more, plus some nifty icons! […]

By |July 14th, 2011|Market Data|

The Royal Digs

The apartments, schools, castles and college dorms where Prince William and his fiancée Kate Middleton have spent their lives. Kate’s Childhood home 60 miles west of London, now on the market for $742K.

Kate's Childhood Home

Interiors and Garden


By |April 27th, 2011|Apartment Living|


or, “how NYC brokers describe their apartments”. We word-crunched the descriptions of some 8,000 apartments advertised on Craigslist, Naked Apartments, and other major NYC rental sites and came up with some interesting results. […]

By |March 30th, 2011|Apartment Living, Market Data|

What do renters want?

What are the top 5 neighborhoods in Brooklyn? What's the top 'hood in manhattan? What amenity is most important to renters - that a building be pet-friendly? Or that it have someone on the door? We crunched the numbers and came up with some interesting stats.

By |February 2nd, 2011|Market Data|

Wanna buy a cow? Or just get free milk?

A few weeks back we at naked apartments conducted a little test. (We like tests, because the answer is almost always not what we expect.) We ran what’s called an A/B test: we created two versions of our home page. The “A” version had a big button (the “call to action”, or “CTA” in marketing-speak) that said “Create a Profile”. The “B” version had an identical button, but it read “Search Now”. Visitors were shown one version or the other. […]

By |January 4th, 2011|Market Data, Naked Apartments|

A real pain in the ass

As in, literally. A debilitating pain in my lower back/upper butt had hobbled me for the past month or so - no running, no stretching, sometimes no walking. I mean, i'm no spring chicken, but this was ridiculous. It was a weird, deep pain - not easily accessible to my usual yoga stretches. [...]

By |October 14th, 2009|Apartment Living|

You can afford a persian rug

Knotting Slope ((242 7th Av @5th st), a boutique persian rug shop in Park Slope, is closing their doors, victim of rising rents and a sinking economy. The owners have only a few weeks to liquidate their entire inventory before they return to Turkey. Everything is 30% – 70% off. […]

By |June 23rd, 2009|Apartment Living|