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Manhattan Rents Rise Again But Only for Doorman Buildings

  • Median prices at amenity-rich apartment towers surge 8.1%
  • ‘The more affluent are more active in the rental market’
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Rents are climbing again in Manhattan -- but only in buildings with doormen.

The median price of those apartments, in fancier towers with more amenities, jumped 8.1% in August from a year earlier, to $4,160, according to a report today by appraiser Miller Samuel Inc. and brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate. It was the biggest annual increase for doorman rents since 2012.