You May Be Living in a Rent Stabilized Apartment Without Realizing It

March 4, 2015 | Prachi Gupta

DNAinfo reports that a new website called amirentstabilized.com can help you determine whether you live in a rent stabilized building.

Using publicly available data, Parson’s MFA Design and Technology student Chris Henrick created a database of the city’s rent stabilized buildings. The simple interface asks you to input your address, and then tells you if your building qualifies. Though the site can’t tell you for certain whether your apartment’s rent should be protected from sharp increases, it provides you with the steps necessary to take action.

The website comes just a week after another apartment-hunting tool — which provides users with building and landlord histories — hit the internet, and serves as another example of how the city’s open data is giving more and more power to New Yorkers.

(Image: Amirentstabilized.com)