(DNAINFO) Amy Zimmer — What’s the average two-bedroom renting for these days in Manhattan or the trendy parts of Brooklyn and Queens?
The answer might induce sticker shock as rents across the city continue to climb, with the least expensive “up-and-coming” Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods charging rents that are just as pricey as some neighborhoods in Manhattan, according to reports from real estate firms.
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens — the neighborhood next to Crown Heights that many brokers have labeled the next “it” spot in Brooklyn — offered the borough’s most affordable two-bedrooms, which averaged $2,129 a month in July, according to a report from MNS Real Estate.The MNS report looked at North and Northwest Brooklyn, along with South Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge and parts of East Brooklyn.
Ridgewood — an area next to Bushwick that’s gotten a lot of attention as the next haven for artists — had the least expensive two-bedrooms in Queens, averaging $2,020 a month, according to the MNS Real Estate report. That report looked at the markets in Long Island City, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Rego Park, Forest Hills, Flushing and Ridgewood.
By comparison, Manhattan’s most affordable neighborhood, Washington Heights, had an average rent of $2,084 a month, according to a report from Citi Habitats.