An unscientific ranking by Curbed of “newish” New York City rental sites (Craigslist and StreetEasy were not included) ranked Urban Compass as the best of the new crop, based on efficiency, usefulness and ease of use.

“The site itself is incredibly sleek, clean and easy to use, and while there are some fees, overall, renting through Urban Compass is much less expensive than going through a typical New York broker,” Curbed concluded in assigning the site an “A-” grade. The only downside was the lack of depth in the listings database.

Zumper and Lovely each earned a “B+” grade, while MoveMent (B), Leasebreak (C), Your Neighborhood (C) and Apartment List’s Roommates app (C-) all got passing scores. Source:

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