Asking rents in several “trendy” and traditional Manhattan neighborhoods slumped even as the city’s average asking rents increased 7 percent in the first quarter, according to a market report released today by online rental management firm RentJuice. Meanwhile, rents in key Brooklyn neighborhoods skyrocketed.
The average asking rent in Gramercy plummeted 29 percent quarter-over-quarter to $3,846, the figure fell 8 percent in the East Village to $3,859, and stumbled 7 percent in the Upper West Side to $4,406. At the same time, just south of the East Village asking rents increased 9 percent on the Lower East Side to $3,095 and just east of the Upper West Side average asking rents grew 7 percent to $4,103. [more]