Apartment New York City
Are you currently feeling the effects of the economic crisis more than the average American? Do you live in New York City? If so, the blog Apartment New York City might be what you have been looking for. This blog is dedicated to those who are un-housed and/or unemployed in the Big Apple.
Visual Aesthetics – 7
I love the header of Apartment New York City – it seems to fit the theme of the blog perfectly! However, the rest of the blog seems to be lacking sorely in the visual aspect. The color theme, which is gray, is good, but the fonts which are light and really small do not add to the attractiveness of the blog. The formatting also takes away from the visual experience. I could do with less intrusive ads, for one, and more relevant photos would be nice.
User Friendliness – 8
There is not that much content in terms of blog posts so it should not be that hard to move around the site. However, I think that the archives and labels could be found in a better location so as to assist readers more. Also, the ads and formatting also make for more scrolling on the reader’s part. This aspect could use some work as well.
Reading Enjoyment – 9
The site is more for informative purposes than to amuse anyone but it generally has well-written posts that make for an easy read. However, there were some posts which I could not understand due to abbreviations. Now I understand the need for such abbreviations in the classifieds but the blog is not really short on space so I think it would be much better for the words to be spelled out.
Useful Info – 10
This is the strongest point of Apartment New York City. There is a lot of useful information to be found here. From free events in NYC to cheap housing to recipes – one can find them in the blog.
Overall Experience – 8
I admire the concept of the Apartment New York City. It could just use some tweaking as detailed above, in order to make it more attractive and easier to use.