Updating the Rental Heatmap: Where to Rent Right Now

November 18, 2013

It’s been more than a year since we turned our attention to the hottest rental buildings on the market, so in honor of Renters Week, we’re once again updating our Rental Heatmap (inspired by our friends at Eater). Rental inventory is tight all over the city, and buildings fill up quickly, so the map is a little sparser than it has been in the past. We chose only buildings that have come to market in the past year, and, of course, only those with availabilities. They’re listed in no particular order, but their “hotness” factor was determined by how fast they’ve leased units, how much buzz they’ve gotten in the news, and/or how the amenities stack up against the competition. Is there a building that should be on the list but isn’t? Leave a comment or send a note to the tipline.


LANDMARK PARK SLOPE Located along Brooklyn’s “canyon of mediocrity,” the Karl Fisher-designed Landmark Park Slope is not much to look at, but renters don’t seem to mind. Within one month of coming to market, half of the 104 units were leased by mid-September. At that point, the developers thought it would be a good idea to jack up the prices from $2,800 to $3,300 for one-bedrooms and $3,700 to $4,300 for a two-bedroom. But the higher prices don’t seem to have deterred renters; StreetEasy shows just 10 active listings.