New York City Recovery Index: November 3

Editor’s observe: Beneath you are going to find the week 13 launch of the NYC Recovery Index, at first revealed Nov. 3, 2020. Check out the NYC Recovery index homepage for the newest knowledge.


The most current examining of the New York City Recovery Index out of a achievable score of 100.

New York City’s economic restoration crept a little bigger in the previous 7 days as authentic estate gross sales ongoing to display energy, together with much more cafe action and superior unemployment knowledge. 

But a rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations given that September tampered the gains. As the pandemic nears its eighth thirty day period, New York City’s economic recovery stands at 51 out of a complete score of 100, according to the New York Town Restoration tracker, a joint task between Investopedia and NY1. The index jumped 3.5 details from the prior week.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hold Steady

COVID-19 hospitalizations remained on par with the prior 7 days at an normal of 50 hospitalizations for every day. However, owing to an maximize in conditions in sections of Queens and Brooklyn in September, Oct observed double the variety of normal weekly hospitalizations than we saw in September. The very good news, on the other hand, is that cases have however to spike next the partial return of general public university learners in mid-September.

Unemployment Declines

When New York City has the 2nd-optimum unemployment price of any major town in the country upcoming to Los Angeles, preliminary weekly promises for unemployment are ultimately setting up to decline. In the course of the week of Oct. 24, 28,451 New Yorkers submitted for first-time unemployment promises, which is 3,520 much less than the past 7 days. This was the 2nd straight week of sizeable decreases, but first unemployment promises are even now 5-instances larger than they were for the duration of the similar period of time in 2019. 

Pending Home Profits Increase

Pending homes profits, or properties in deal, keep on to be a brilliant spot in the city’s financial state. Pending product sales had been up 27% from the exact same time period previous yr as 531 properties went into deal, according to information from StreetEasy. Brooklyn and Manhattan keep on to lead all boroughs in income, and had been up 34% and 31%, respectively, in comparison to previous year. 

Normal Rental Costs Fall to Ten years-Lower

Though we have but to incorporate condominium rental charges in the index, the declines in rates and the rise in inventory inform a quite different tale about the health of New York City’s housing market. In accordance to StreetEasy, the median asking lease for a Manhattan condominium in the third quarter fell to $2,990, the initially time it has dropped beneath $3,000 in nine many years.

Furthermore, StreetEasy data shows that the share of discounted rental listings rose to a file high of 44.7% in the third quarter, up 22.7% from the same period previous 12 months. Rental stock in Manhattan increased by 69.8% from a year in the past, with 72,267 listings, practically 30,000 much more than very last yr. 

Professional Real Estate Woes

New York City could be experiencing a commercial true estate crisis if it is not presently in one particular. In accordance to Colliers International, yr-around-12 months leasing volume was 54.6% decreased than it was in Oct. 2019. Manhattan’s monthly availability price enhanced for the fifth consecutive thirty day period to 12.9%, the best charge considering the fact that 2004. The common asking hire for professional home in Manhattan fell 1.2% from September to Oct to $76.20 per square foot.

Subway Ridership Exhibits Slight Enhance

Subway ridership inched greater in the past week as 1.6 million riders traveled underground, up from 1.5 million the prior week. But that is however down 68% from a 12 months in the past. The MTA is seeking a federal bailout of $12 billion to continue to keep the company afloat. A report from the NYU Rudin Centre for Transportation states without the need of a federal bailout, 450,000 work could be missing alongside with $50 billion in lost earnings in the location if the MTA is pressured to make cuts to commuter services.

Restaurant Reservations Boost Somewhat

The colder temperature did not hold New Yorkers from continuing to dine out, albeit at a much decreased amount than a year ago. According to knowledge from OpenTable, restaurant reservations increased 3% from the prior 7 days, but are even now down 75% from a 12 months in the past. Much more than 1,000 New York City places to eat have closed considering that the pandemic, according to, and previous 7 days saw a handful of far more noteworthy closures, like Il Triangolo in Corona, Queens and Champion Coffee in Greenpoint.