Williamsburg

Demand for Williamsburg rentals decreases due to L-Train shutdown

December 5, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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The availability of Williamsburg rental apartments on the market is up, and the demand for them is down – almost certainly because of the looming shutdown of the L train’s East River tunnel scheduled for April.

Curbed, citing a study from StreetEasy, said that the demand for Williamsburg rentals is down 1 percent since last October. 

Williamsburg is the only neighborhood in the city that has experienced a decline in rental demand since last year.

Rental demand, however, has grown 1 and 2 percent, respectively, in Greenpoint and Bushwick. 

While those neighborhoods will still be impacted by the L-train shutdown, riders there will have access to subway alternatives, such as the G and M trains.