Tenant King is an interesting social media network which is completely private and exclusive to only your neighborhood. Once you sign up, you have to prove residency by entering a special code send to your building using good ol’ snail mail.
Connecting with your neighbors and new people is an interesting idea, one that leads to a happier life, a concept that exists in nearly every other place in the nation yet is mostly nonexistent in the City.
Tenant King connects you with the people in your building and your neighborhood. It is a private network of neighbors designed to strengthen the communities within Lower Manhattan and Long Island City’s high-rises.
The new social network currently covers the following neighborhoods:
- Battery Park City
- Financial District
- Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village
- Long Island City
Tenant King only recently expanded to Long Island City, and this video above tells the story of why LIC resident Amadeo Plaza chose to signup and how it helps him stay connected in his community.
Amadeo has lived in Long Island City for about a year. Even though he enjoys the community, he thinks New York City has a bad habit: even if people live on right top of each other, no one actually knows one another. He thinks Tenant King can be a powerful tool to break down the barriers we build around each other and ourselves. He started a potluck for young parents, and its success far exceeded his expectations: Meet Amadeo.