Wall Street Journal
Tenants and their advocates are using new technology to document a lack of heat in apartment buildings, a condition they say has been difficult to prove in housing-court cases.
Small sensors provided by the New York City-based nonprofit Heat Seek, now installed in some city apartments, measure temperatures and transmit the data to a server. Tenant advocates say the data buttress their contention that some landlords withhold heat as a way to oust rent-regulated tenants.
Interviews for the article came before we learned that later that day for the tenants at this building, the heat came on...and has stayed on! Our sensors are measuring temperatures consistently 10-13 degrees higher today than the day before the press conference on December 1st. See more here.