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More than 30 Percent of Listed Rentals in Sunnyside Went for a Discount in May: Study

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June 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin

More than 30 percent of Sunnyside rentals were discounted below the listed rent on StreetEasy in May– as economic uncertainty spurred by the coronavirus pandemic seeps into the New York City real estate market.

Sunnyside saw one of the greatest amount of discounted units in Queens, a newly released StreetEasy study shows. About 31 percent of rentals in the neighborhood were discounted last month — compared to just 10 percent in May 2019.

The rental discounts — or cuts made to the rent after they have been advertised on StreetEasy — show that demand for apartments is declining.

Long Island City and Glendale had significant numbers of rentals discounted below the listed rent last month as well — about 21 percent and 30 percent of units were discounted respectively.

Queens overall saw 18 percent of its available rentals discounted in May, compared to about 14 percent the same time last year, according to the study. That’s behind Manhattan and Brooklyn which saw the most discounted units with nearly 27 percent and 22 percent respectively.

“Lagging interest in the unit at the expected price is an indication of a changing market — and a prompt for the landlord to offer a discount,” the study states.

The higher number of discounts could indicate New York City rents may start falling soon, according to the report.

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Minstry of Truth

Anyone who has the means and does not absolutely need to be in NYC for work is getting the heck out of this disease ridden, polluted, overcrowded third-world trash heap with its high taxes and rising crime rate.

If they are smart.

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Send us a postcard from Alabama

Agreed, move to a Republican paradise!

Oh wait, you’re just talking tough but are too weak to doing anything? Whine away!

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Um...ok

This is an article about a reduction in rent prices.

Any thoughts on that? Or are you just calling our city a shithole?

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Coach legends

So now the rents are considered extremely overpriced, instead of extremely, extremely over priced. It’s a joke to pay all that money to live in that sorry neighborhood

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Old as Dirt

the majority of rents are so outrageous whatever so called discount was applied probably equates to squat

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