The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in NYC

New York has no shortage of expensive apartments. But some neighborhoods are in a category of their own because it’s almost impossible to find reasonably priced rentals (or sales) in those neighborhoods. The two clearest examples of this is the West Village and Soho. If you’re looking for an affordable...
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Manhattan rental market strengthens

Manhattan rental market strengthens

Manhattan rental market strengthens - A personal perspective: Over here at RDNY.com, we've seen the market get tighter and tighter throughout the summer. We've seen week after week of price increases. The statistics may show overall rental prices up by 7%, but in reality, it's more than that.
Rents on the Rise Again

Rents on the Rise Again

The dog days of summer are back for apartment renters. The Manhattan vacancy rate in May fell to 0.7%, its lowest level in nearly five years, according to broker Citi Habitats. Landlord concessions, such as a free month's rent for signing a new lease, have dried up. Average Manhattan rental prices are just a hair below their 2007 peaks.

Moving to Queens, New York

Living in Queens places you in neighborhoods that are close to Manhattan. Three of the most popular neighborhoods in western Queens for those commuting to Manhattan are Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights.

How to Be a Brainy Renter

As the power of the market turns once again to favor landlords and their gatekeepers, the brokers, it is useful to understand what they know that first-time renters may not. Armed with an understanding the Web, renters can decide whether to use a broker, what size apartment they can afford and the neighborhood where they are likeliest to find it.