openigloo: NYC Rental Reviews 4+

Find Good NYC Buildings

openigloo Inc.

    • 4.6 • 2K Ratings
    • Free



We have a fresh design for the home page, listings search experience and tenant profile pages. Please do not hesitate to send us feedback at!

The openigloo app gives you the power to search for apartments that belong to New York City's highest-rated 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.

Access Exclusive Apartment Listings
-Browse thousands of exclusive apartments listings in NYC
-Contact the listing agent directly and set up a viewing
-Filter listings by neighborhood and amenities

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 3.2.1

Revamped design with new listings search, improved tenant profile page and ability to directly apply to listings.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K 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!

RockinLove ,

Love That This Exists—- finally!!!!

Openigloo is amazing. It’s such a fantastic resource to help find the ideal, safe, comfortable, best places to live. I also love that they help tenants know about their rights - tenants have soooo many rights that get trampled on or go unknown and this resource is helping to educate and exercise these rights! After everything, it’s also great to see that there are actually some good landlords out there - they do exist! Tenants should not have to endure poor treatment, neglect or any unfairness. This app and resource is really important and I can’t wait to see it expand to other cities as well. It helps make life better.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for taking the time to provide this feedback!

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 has implemented many of these features based on your notes - renters can now explore and discover buildings by neighborhood. If you click on an owner profile in openigloo you can see all the buildings they own. Please consider updating your comments here if we were able to address your concerns! Thanks!

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

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