New Yorkers are nevertheless fleeing the city during the COVID-19 disaster — with a file 16,000 apartments sitting down empty irrespective of some of the cheapest lease selling prices in several years, a new report has uncovered.

The listing inventory in Manhattan peaked at 16,145 past month, extra than 3 occasions greater than a 12 months ago and a slight uptick from the 15,923 vacancies recorded in September, in accordance to the Elliman Report. The staggering volume of vacancies is also the maximum in 14 years.

Data displays the range of vacant models has only elevated in the past months. In July, that amount was 13,117.

Nearly all of the states in the US, such as New York, are seeing a spike in COVID-19 infections — the driving drive driving the mass exodus of Significant Apple people at the get started of the pandemic that is ongoing all through the yr.

As a outcome, lease costs have plunged in pieces of New York City, which include Manhattan, where by the median rate was $3,100 in Oct. Rent for a just one-bedroom apartment was $3,064, noticeably less costly than a year back when they went for $3,595.

But the lessen charges seem to be luring some renters back — 5,641 new leases had been inked in Manhattan in October, up 12.4 per cent from September.

“The inflow of new lease signings occurred due to increasing affordability considering that the commencing of the pandemic last spring,” claimed the report, ready by Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants.

Landlords are enticing new tenants with better concessions — an offer of no cost rent and payment of brokerage service fees. In Manhattan, 2.1 months of totally free hire ended up becoming presented, vs . just 1.2 months a calendar year ago.

Vacancies were being also up across the East River in Brooklyn, which saw 4,361 vacant models in October — a 207 percent soar from 1,419 a year back. Less persons signed new leases from September to October, also, with 1,393 inked last month.

Rent for a 1-bedroom in Kings County will now established you back again $2,700 — or $150 cheaper than very last year.

There was a 5 % boost in vacant residences from September to October in northwest Queens, with 645 vacant units final thirty day period.

Median lease rates also dropped to $2,600, when compared to $2,945 a calendar year back, the report observed, with a just one-bedroom device now going for $2,450. Twelve months ago, lease for the similar measurement condominium was $3,000.

“New lease signings and rents have continued to drop considering that the lockdown finished in June,” the report said.