Could Rego Park be the next Long Island City for apartments?

  • Overall, average rents throughout Queens went up .45 percent, from $2,141 in February to $2,151 in March.
  • Much like other NYC boroughs, Queens inventory jumped by 7.26 percent month-over-month, from 1,226 units to 1,315 units on the market.
  • Some of this expansion includes Rego Park and Ridgewood, which are largely affected by Long Island City and Bushwick (Brooklyn), respectively.
  • Rego Park (7.56 percent), Jackson Heights (6.93 percent), Flushing (5.41 percent) and Ridgewood (4.05 percent) showed the most robust annual growth in March.

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As Queens sticks out in New York City as a more affordable alternative to Manhattan and Brooklyn, certain submarkets are responding to demand with new development and, subsequently, increasing rent prices.