Queens' rental prices are catching up to Brooklyn's — and surpassing them.
The ascendance of Queens has been a common refrain for more than a year now. Last month's rents — particularly for the "hot" northwest part of the borough that includes Long Island City and Astoria — show that Queens is no longer necessarily cheaper than Kings County.
Queens' median rents jumped 30.7 percent from the same time last year to $2,905 a month for January, according to a report from Douglas Elliman released Thursday.
That was $4 above Brooklyn's median rent, which rose 2.5 percent to $2,901 a month.