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The Average Brooklyn Rent is Now More Than $3,000 a Month

Looks like all that scary hyperbole about Brooklyn getting to be as expensive as (maybe even more expensive than?) Manhattan is coming true pretty quickly: new Douglas Elliman reports from July show that rents in the borough jumped 8.2 percent from this time last year, bringing Brooklyn’s monthly average up to $3,035.

By comparison, Manhattan’s average rent is now $3,822, which is still outlandish, but only a 1.7 percent bump from where things stood a year ago. The data mainly comes from north and northwest Brooklyn, and, not too surprisingly, is led by increases in prices for luxury units, the average rent for which is now $6,007…

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