The openigloo app gives you the power to search for highly-rated NYC buildings and landlords. Browse over 1 million NYC addresses, read reviews from real renters, and filter out the buildings with bedbugs, open violations, litigation history, and more. Download today to research your next building or landlord and find a home that is right for you.

**openigloo features:**

Details for more than 1 million buildings and property owners are preloaded into the application.

Search and Browse Buildings Profiles:

- Search for NYC apartment buildings by neighborhood
- Read constructive and balanced reviews from real renters
- Discover how a building scores on maintenance, pest control, cleanliness, hot water, heat, and landlord responsiveness
- Access real-time city data like building violations, bedbug complaints, eviction history, litigation history, and more
- Find landlord approval ratings to get a real-time pulse of how tenants think the building is being managed.

Search and Browse Landlord Profiles:

- View a landlord’s building portfolio and see the aggregated scores of all the buildings they own
- Learn how many buildings they own, if they are up to date on their property taxes, and whether they are involved in any tenant litigation cases

Write and Read Reviews

- Anonymously share your rental experiences with others
- Help your community by sharing information you wish you knew before moving in
- Upload photos, videos, and documents to help corroborate your reviews

Have some feedback? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at

Crowdsourced tenant feedback, combined with open-source city data, makes it possible to get an inside look at any building and any landlord in New York City.

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

Bugfixes; UI updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Ducky Ducky Quack Rachel ,

Thank God for This App

We gotta thank Instagram for all of its ads because I’m so impressed with the quality of products I’m finding. This app is one.

As a 23 year old who has had to move over 45 times in life, the one thing I would’ve appreciated having is genuine reviews of property AND neighborhood. Over 20 of those 45 properties were Airbnb units, and let’s be honest, none are true to reality. Most places I’ve lived in were infested with bugs and mold but not one review ever noted it. The owner can always claim I’m lying on the reviews then the case is closed. And of course the other factor of neighborhood — something that most people don’t think to review about. Apps like this one is the reason we can get truthful reviews.

I’m excited to leave reviews for all 45+ places I’ve lived in (if I remember the exact address) because people deserve to know the truth about the neighbors, neighborhood, the property itself, and other important factors in enjoying a temporary or long-term stay.

Edit Upon More Use: what would be nice is if the app lets us label the place we were living in (e.g. rented off Airbnb, college dorm, etc) and allowing us to provide a description. It’d add context to the pros and cons.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for this detailed review! Our team will definitely take your suggestions into consideration as we continue to grow openigloo and make improvements!

Huge fan 1007 ,

Best place I’ve ever lived in NYC

This building is fantastic. I have lived here since it opened in 2014. Thomas is a wonderful landlord—always willing to work with you, friendly (!!), and does not raise rent often. All the apartments are beautifully renovated with new hardwood and tile floors (tile in kitchens and bathrooms, hardwood everywhere else), soft-close cabinets and drawers in the kitchen (!!), stainless steel appliances, FREE laundry in the basement and a FREE storage closet in the basement for all tenants (!!), and perhaps the BEST Super I’ve ever had in Robert. This building is most definitely the best building I’ve ever lived in in NYC!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking the time to share a review about your building. However, please share these comments on the app - you can do so by downloading the app, typing in the address, and leaving your review. This is a place to share feedback on the app itself, not a building. If you are happy using openigloo, please consider updating your comments here. Thanks!

librarysymphony ,

Can’t actually search for landlords in this app??

The Instagram ads suggest that this app allows tenants to rate their landlords, but the the app only allows users to search for buildings. These are two different things. This is counterintuitive - the same landlord/owner could own multiple buildings, but it would be hard to tell with this app. Instead, this app should allow people to search for specific owners, management companies, etc (in addition to the building reviews of that already exist). Likewise, a browsing feature by location should be implemented for those who don’t have a specific address in mind but want to see reviews of many buildings in a specific neighborhood. As it stands, the ads for this app are incongruent with the information provided. Either the ads need to change, or the app needs to do what is suggested by the ads.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide this feedback. Our team is working diligently now on a new app update that will allow renters to explore and discover buildings by neighborhood. Stay tuned! If you click on an owner profile in openigloo you can see all the buildings they own, but you're right that you can not search for a specific landlord yet - we'll definitely be looking into incorporating that function in the future. Thanks for sharing!

App Privacy

The developer, openigloo Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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