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February's Priciest and Cheapest Places to Rent, Mapped

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Where did rents rise and fall in Manhattan and Brooklyn?

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.