New Yorkers ship Upstate and to the Hamptons to wait out coronavirus

Those who can afford it have decamped, leaving tons of parking for residents who stay

National Weekend Edition /
Mar.March 29, 2020 02:00 PM
New Yorkers are booking vacation rentals outside the city (Credit: iStock)

New Yorkers are booking vacation rentals outside the city (Credit: iStock)

It’s no secret to New Yorkers hunkering down in the city: many of their neighbors are missing.
New Yorkers have fled the city in droves, but where did they get off to? Those who can afford it are renting homes in rural communities upstate, the Hamptons, and small towns across the Northeast.

The owners of Home Sweet Hudson, an Airbnb listings and management company, said that inquiries are way up. Many people are asking to rent homes for several weeks to several months.

Co-owner Vanessa Vargas said that clients frequently ask about “internet service and Wi-Fi” so they can keep working and otherwise stay connected far from the city.

Jennifer Grimes, who runs a rental service for properties in the Catskills and Hudson Valley, said she’s working 70 hours a week to process all of the business that’s come her way. Some vacation property owners have canceled renters’ reservations so they can stay at their own properties, she said.

It’s the same story out in the Hamptons, said Town & County agent Steven Zellman.

“My phone is ringing off the hook with one- and two-month rentals,” he told the Post. “I have done 11 rentals in the last five days, and am working on four others as I write this.”

On the bright side for those still in the city, at least there’s more parking. [New York Post] – Dennis Lynch 


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Photo Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty Images)
Office occupancy stalls after Labor Day push
Office occupancy stalls after Labor Day push
RXR CEO Scott Rechler and 620 Sixth Avenue (Photo Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal with Getty Images, Beyond My Ken, CC BY-SA 4.0 - via Wikimedia Commons)
RXR sues insurers over infectious disease coverage
RXR sues insurers over infectious disease coverage
Moderna's Tracey Franklin and St. Regis Residences Boston (Getty, Moderna)
Boston’s luxury boom comes courtesy of Moderna
Boston’s luxury boom comes courtesy of Moderna
Nelson Obus (LinkedIn, Getty)
Court slaps down tax rule, boosting second-home market
Court slaps down tax rule, boosting second-home market
64 South Elroy Drive in Montauk (Google Maps, iStock)
NYC cinema owner racks up Airbnb fines in Montauk
NYC cinema owner racks up Airbnb fines in Montauk
Julia Koch and 840 Meadow Lane in Southampton (Getty Images, Tim Davis/Corcoran)
Julia Koch revealed as buyer of dated $70M Southampton estate
Julia Koch revealed as buyer of dated $70M Southampton estate
New York City Comptroller Brad Lander (Office of New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, iStock)
Office occupancy in New York finally hits 40%
Office occupancy in New York finally hits 40%
(iStock/Illustration by The Real Deal)
Real estate agents landed $3.9B in PPP loans: report
Real estate agents landed $3.9B in PPP loans: report
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...