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This interactive map shows how rapidly rent-controlled apartments are disappearing in NYC

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Rebecca Fontana

If just the thought of hunting for affordable apartments in NYC fills you with dread (as it should), get ready to be destroyed by this interactive map of rent-controlled apartments. Using data from tax bills, John Krauss created this color-coded map of locations across the boroughs with a range from an increase in rent-controlled apartments (green) to major losses (red).

The area with the highest amount of apartments that are no longer rent stabilized is the Upper East Side. Bushwick is in a close second, but that’s probably due to landlords “forgetting” to register buildings—just one of the many secret tenant rights your landlord doesn’t want you to know.

As depressing as it is to see the clusters of red dots coating Manhattan and Brooklyn, it’s not all bad news. Since 2012, 50,000 NYC apartments returned to rent control, and the map shows plenty of neon-green dots representing rent-controlled apartments that are currently under construction. Or, you know, you could always just buy a castle instead.

Also, surprise! You may actually be living in one of these apartments at this very moment: Here’s how to check if your apartment is rent stabilized. Stop paying too much for rent and start spending it on other NYC necessities instead. 

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