openigloo is a FREE app where NYC renters can ANONYMOUSLY share rental reviews and gain invaluable insights about their buildings and landlords. openigloo is your local guide for finding highly-rated buildings from landlords who care about renters.
Details for more than 330,000 buildings and property owners are preloaded into the application.
Search and Browse Buildings Profiles:
● Read what past tenants have to say about a building.
● 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 experience with others. Help your community by sharing information you wish you knew before moving in.
Need Help? Contact openigloo at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Bugfixes; In app rating change
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
Finally! Renters have a voice!
Thanks to openigloo, renters finally have a platform to be heard! I look forward to seeing the platform grow and giving our voices more power. The user experience was very positive and I’ve shared the link with several of my friends. I will DEFINITELY be consulting openigloo when I move into my next place.
I really wish I didn’t have to leave a review in order to see what others are truly saying about the building. Scenario:
Just moved to nyc this year, first time renting in a long time (previous home owner sold to move), 1st apt in nyc and had to rent site unseen due to Covid. I’m still learning about the management company and afraid of retaliation if I put negative comments in my review. Don’t get me wrong, it a decent place we live in, but it looks there could be better. However, without seeing what other users are saying it really does no good. Stars don’t mean much. Get rid of the first review for new users to unlock stuff and have verified reviews by people who actually live or lived in the building then it would be a decent app.
Data Linked to You
The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- Usage Data
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.