Report shows Brooklyn’s Greenpoint exhibiting high rent growth

Rent continues to jump throughout Brooklyn neighborhoods
  • According the report, the increase in Greenpoint is driven by rising demand for two-bedroom units, which saw prices rise by an impressive 6.01 percent last month.
  • Crown Heights had the highest year-over-year rise in rent at 7.9 percent, followed closely by Prospect Lefferts Gardens with 7.8 percent growth.
  • Dumbo is the most expensive neighborhood across the board for both studios ($3,050) and two-bedrooms ($5,548).
  • For the most part, the least expensive neighborhood in Brooklyn is Bay Ridge, where studios costed an average of $1,384 per month.

The latest MNS report on Brooklyn indicates the market remained stable year-over-year, with just a 0.58 percent rent increase from Feb. 2015 to Feb. 2016. The average rent in February of last year was $2,700.99 and this year grew to $2,716.55.