August 18, 2017
More than 500 buildings across NYC are likely vacant
New York Post. Written by Lois Weiss.
A title company has used open data to map more than 500 buildings across NYC that are likely vacant.
Daniel Price, founder and CEO of OneTitle National Guaranty Company, analyzed 40,000 calls to NYC’s 311 line over the last six years and matched them with other data to identify 541 properties in 137 zip codes that could become targets for developers as well as for nonprofits and affordable housing.
“These are hiding in plain sight,” Price says. Although these are buildings and not vacant parcels, the locations could be triaged as potential off-market acquisition opportunities.
OneTitle launched a new, free interactive tool to locate vacant properties in NYC