Yes, Manhattan remains the second most expensive place to rent in the entire country. (We're still right behind you, San Francisco.) But there's been a bit of relief in the past month, as Zumper tracked a slight decline in prices for one-bedroom apartments, which fell 1.8 percent to a median of $3,220 a month and two bedrooms, with prices falling 2.4 percent to $3,710 a month. (Hey, it's something!) Although prices in the city are up 7.3 percent for one-bedrooms and 3.1 percent for two-bedrooms when you compare them to rents last year.
Zumper's most recent map of Manhattan rents, which tracked the month of February, shows a congregation of pricy neighborhoods downtown. NoMad had the highest median rent for one-bedroom units, $4,500, followed by Flatiron District, $4,380, and Tribeca, $4,300. (Zumper includes Nomad and Flatiron under Gramercy Park on its maps, to make it more readable.)
Within Manhattan, your cheapest rental options are uptown, in Washington Heights ($1,780), Central Harlem ($2,000) and East Harlem ($2,120). Or you could go up the Bronx, where median prices don't surpass $1,450, in Concourse Village.
Over in Brooklyn, some median prices are getting dangerously close to surpassing $4,000 a month. The median rent for one-bedrooms in Vinegar Hill is $3,899, while Dumbo is $3,880. That's a boost from median prices this fall, when Vinegar Hill came in at $3,750 and Dumbo at $3,865.
Williamsburg ($3,300), Downtown Brooklyn ($3,080) and Brooklyn Heights ($2,950) remain top contenders for high prices, although rent has slightly dropped since October in Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights. And the cheapest rental neighborhoods in the borough are East Flatbush ($1,300) and Brownsville ($1,450).
The cheapest place to rent in all the neighborhoods listed is Hunts Point, in the Bronx, which has a median rent of $1,100.
Here's how the numbers fare compared to this fall.