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Old 08-03-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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i figured i'd start giving away some secrets on this board....

1. http://www.housingnyc.com/html/resources/zip.html has lists that allows you to look up every rent-stabilized apartment within a borough. click on the link, and scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on a borough, then find your address.

2. print the list, and now you're ready to hit the street!

3. go to every building on the list and find the super....ask him if any apartments are available. usually the super's apartment # is posted in the lobby of the building. if you dont have time to do this, hate walking, or are from out of town, go to step 4.

4. look up each address on your list by using Housing Preservation and Development. after your put in the address for the building, click on registration information. the management information for the building comes up, along with a phone number! call the number and ask them for an apartment application for desired address!

stay tuned for the next episode (how to get into an apartment where the rent goes by your income, and i dont mean public housing folks)!
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Great post 7th, but my computer is not bringing up the apartments what am I doing wrong?
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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sorry about that, i fixed the link.
they changed the format a bit; you can't search by zip anymore, but you can see every rent stabilized building within the borough.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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sorry about that, i fixed the link.
they changed the format a bit; you can't search by zip anymore, but you can see every rent stabilized building within the borough.

Ok this works thanks, but I don't see the phone numbers of the landlords on HPD website. Where is that on the page?
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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you have to put in the address of the building....its on the lower right hand side of the page

when the information for the building comes up, there's links on the left hand side. click on the registration information link.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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you have to put in the address of the building....its on the lower right hand side of the page

when the information for the building comes up, there's links on the left hand side. click on the registration information link.

When I click on it I get everything but the number, nevertheless it is a great link. Thanks.
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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ahhh...the phone number used to come up....there used to be a separate column for it. well at least the address is there so you can write, or i guess you can check a phone directory online, or call 411.

never said that looking for apartments without a broker would be easy! but this is a way to do it :-)
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Old 08-04-2008, 07:56 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, but I highly doubt any cheap apts will be available, nowadays if somebody vacates the landlord renovates, which allows for a rent increase, and even if a apartment were to become available it's always snatched up by insiders, just like when there are items that are greatly reduced in price at stores and the employees buy them all up.
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: No Sleep Til Brooklyn
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My last two apts have been rent stabilized and I found them on Craig's without a broker. Then again, they were in Harlem and Washington Heights - not "hot' neighborhoods.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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Thanks for the info, but I highly doubt any cheap apts will be available, nowadays if somebody vacates the landlord renovates, which allows for a rent increase, and even if a apartment were to become available it's always snatched up by insiders, just like when there are items that are greatly reduced in price at stores and the employees buy them all up.
thats the kind of attitude that will have people like you paying "market rate"....gotta have some persistence, since they're not easy to come by!
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