April 22, 2015 By Michael Florio
A site that aims to connect Long Island City residents with one another where they are able to sell goods and inform each other about local events has expanded to cover the entire neighborhood.
Tenant King, a website that launched last year, providing residents with the option to connect exclusively with fellow tenants—or to residents throughout the neighborhood—has expanded to cover the whole of Long Island City.
Michael Noormagi, the CEO, said the site was originally offered to residents living in select buildings in Court Square and Hunters Point.
Noormagi, who said that 1,100 people had registered prior to the expansion, noted that since March the number had grown to 1,300.
“March was one of our best months since launching the site as far as new users go,” Noormagi said.
The site is being used for residents to buy and sell items, and provides them with the ability to submit events on a calendar.
“We are being used as a more trustworthy alternative to Craigslist at this point,” he said. “You will see people selling electronics, furniture and even baby items on our site.”
Users must verify their address–either with a piece of mail, a credit card or by taking a snap shot of their utility bill.
Noormagi said that an app is also in the works.
Noormagi founded the site with two fellow LIC residents Patrik Misko and Michael Rossi. They elected to launch their site in LIC after witnessing firsthand the development of the neighborhood.
“We saw the growing community and recognized the need for this service,” he said. “There have been similar services for one building, but we wanted something to connect the growing neighborhood.”
For the Tenant King website, please click here