Cheapest Hood
July 7, 2015 4:55 AM   Subscribe

Cheapest Hood
I developed Cheapest Hood because of my obsession with New York city apartment prices and a fascination with and the wealth of data is accumulating.

Streeteasy recently opened access to their data thru a rich API and I was able to begin looking at apartment sales and rentals through different lenses. One of the most interesting to me was to see which neighborhoods were renting and selling at the lowest price per square foot. I built a very simple and intuitive site around this data and want to show it to as many people who are looking for a new home as possible. There are so many interesting neighborhoods in the 5 boroughs that are under promoted and undervalued. Just clicking through on the top five hoods on the site will teaching something new about an interesting neighborhood in new york city. I guarantee it!
Role: product manage, design
posted by darkpony (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I get a cursor change when I hover over the different boroughs but I'm not able to actually click on them. It would be nice to see the whole list by borough.
posted by jillithd at 9:28 AM on July 7, 2015

@jillithd thanks! it absolutely should expand to see all neighborhood. and it did a few days ago. thanks for catching this!
posted by darkpony at 11:20 AM on July 7, 2015

Woo hoo! Fixed!
posted by jillithd at 12:56 PM on July 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

Yo I really dig this. I just facebooked it. I'm sure you already thought of this but it would be cool to see other stuff added in the future like places to eat and other surrounding actives by price. Also other cities but I'm sure you are already going to do so. Anyway, nice work...
posted by stjames at 10:08 AM on July 9, 2015

This is neat! Rental costs are per year, right? Are you showing average or minimum per neighborhood, or something else?
posted by moonmilk at 3:01 PM on July 9, 2015

I'm seeing things like Bushwick: $3/foot; Mariner's Harbor: $6/foot. Maybe you could use a negative standard deviation from the regional median as your price per square foot or something? Just wanted to point out a potential data quality issue.
posted by oceanjesse at 2:24 PM on July 12, 2015

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