In depressing, but not-so-surprising news today, we learned that NYC kicked off 2014 as the most expensive city in the country to rent an apartment in. But what prices were apartment hunters contending with during the first month of the year? The folks at rental-listings site Zumper dug into their data trove to give us the scoop on median rents of apartments new to the market in January (note that these numbers don't reflect historical prices). They found that the median price, citywide, is $3,100 for a one-bedroom and $4,200 for a two-bedroom. Yikes.
As for the most expensive neighborhood? That's Tribeca, where the average one-bedroom listed last month will set you back a cool $4,000 every month. The same 'hood is also the priciest for a two-bedroom, with a whopping $6,600 median rent. Scroll down to see the median rent prices in January 2014 for popular areas from the Upper West Side toWilliamsburg.