Seems like the summer has gone by in a flash — probably because the weather has been so cool and pleasant. In honor of Labor Day weekend, we are shutting down early today and won’t publish Monday. See you back here at the usual time Tuesday, September 2. Have a great long weekend!
We are taking off early for the holiday today, and will be running on a light schedule until January 2. We’ll publish Daily Links and breaking news, with breaks for Christmas and New Year’s Day. We will resume our normal schedule in the new year, on Thursday, January 2. Have a wonderful holiday, everyone!
We’ve added a new section to Brownstoner called Market Trends that offers real time info on rental and sales prices throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and upstate. It can show you neighborhoods in your price range you might not have known about or what your property is currently worth — and many other stats. It’s based on the listings on our site and is updated throughout the day.
A quick look this morning revealed that most of the more affordable neighborhoods of Brooklyn, from Crown Heights to Bushwick to Bed Stuy and more, all clock in at the same median rental price: about $24 a square foot. Average rental prices vary considerably, with Windsor Terrace at the top at $35.65 a square foot and Bay Ridge at the bottom (cheaper than Crown Heights, Bushwick, Flatbush and Bed Stuy) at $25 a square foot.
The more expensive neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo and Williamsburg all exceed a median rent of $48 a square foot, with averages as high as $55.97 (the Heights wins).
A quick glance at the sales reports reveals Windsor Terrace is, in fact, less expensive than South Slope, with an average sales cost per square foot of $596, vs. South Slope’s $810. (Both neighborhoods had 21 listings each.) East Flatbush was the only neighborhood we could find where the median price is still under $200 a square foot — it’s $176.
We’re excited to announce that Rebecca Baird-Remba will be joining us as reporter on the Brooklyn site. Before coming to Brownstoner, Rebecca Baird-Remba wrote for the New York Daily News, Business Insider and Roll Call. She graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and politics.
In her spare time, she loves taking pictures of graffiti and street art and documenting the city streets. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter at @thecitywanderer.
Meanwhile, our reporter of three years, Emily Nonko, has moved on to Brownstoner Queens, where she is editor.
We are pleased to announce the addition of Manhattan sale and rental listings to the Brownstoner Marketplace. Manhattan adds more than 13,500 listings to the 22,000 Brooklyn, Queens, and Upstate listings already in the Marketplace.
Brownstoner Manhattan currently has roughly 4,200 sale and 9,300 rental listings. Most of the leading brokerages are already represented, including Elliman, Corcoran, Halstead, Brown Harris Stevens, Sotheby’s, Town, Keller Williams, Nest Seekers, Core, Bond, Stribling and many more. (more…)
Brownstoner is looking to hire a junior reporter to cover real estate and related topics in Brownstone and North Brooklyn. While some experience (but not a lot) is required, the ideal candidate will have a passion for Brooklyn, an excellent command of the English language and the energy level required to cover lots of ground (and a few community board meetings). Pay is modest, more befitting a recent grad than a mid-career journalist, but it’ll be a chance to write a ton without excessive supervision. You might even get to sit in on a few Smorgasburg tastings too. Interested parties should email email@example.com with JUNIOR REPORTER in the subject line.