APBGG launches review of UK’s Gambling Act

first_img22nd April 2020 | By contenteditor Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops APBGG launches review of UK’s Gambling Act The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has commenced a review of the UK’s Gambling Act 2005 to establish what changes may be needed to ensure the laws are relevant to the technical and social developments since its conception.The APBGG will take written evidence from all interested stakeholders and hold a series of meetings with experts from all sections of the industry and supporting organisations. This aims to prepare the ground for the government’s upcoming review of the legislation.The review will take place online due to current lockdown measures in the UK as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, with stakeholders invited to take part in a survey and submit written submissions on the APBGG website.An initial four webinar sessions will see a panel of APBGG members interrogate key witnesses on four topics: A public health approach to gambling; gambling’s relationship with football; gambling marketing, and whether the 2005 Act is fit for purpose.The APBGG said it is in the process of agreeing dates and speakers and that it could host further webinars should the initial four sessions prove successful.Findings from the review will be published in a report that will be sent to the government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) as part of its own planned review of the Act.In its 2019 General Election manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged to launch a review of the Act. However, despite being voted into power in December last year, it is yet to make any progress with these plans.The APBGG said it is aiming to complete its review and report by this winter.“As co-chairman of the All Party Betting and Gaming Group, I believe it is essential that any review of the 2005 Gambling Act is based on evidence,” APBGG co-chair Philip Davies MP said.“The purpose of these sessions to help inform the government in their work in this area. We want to listen to the legitimate concerns people have of the gambling industry as well as ensure the industry gets a fair hearing as well.“I am determined that we listen to a wide range of views and make evidence based recommendations which will ensure we enhance our global reputation as having the best regulated gambling industry in the world.”The announcement comes after the DCMS yesterday (21 April) wrote to leading online gambling operators demanding regular updates on players’ behaviour patterns during the coronavirus pandemic.Bet365, GVC Holdings, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group-owned Sky Betting & Gaming, as well as industry trade body the Betting and Gaming Council, have been asked to provide internal data around online gambling habits of players under lockdown.Operators had already committed to making safer gambling messaging more prominent in adverts, and signposting links to services such as GamCare and its National Gambling Helpline, as well as to monitor customer behaviour and react quickly to increases in time and spending.However, another APPG, the Gambling Related Harm Group, criticised the measures, dismissing them as being insufficient to actually provide a sensible level of player protection, or as rehashing existing commitments. Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APBGG) has commenced a review of the UK’s Gambling Act 2005 to establish what changes may be needed to ensure the laws are relevant to the technical and social developments since its conception. Email Addresslast_img read more

Is the Royal Mail share price finally too cheap to ignore?

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 26th June, 2020 | More on: RMG Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Is the Royal Mail share price finally too cheap to ignore? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address It never seems to go right for Royal Mail Group (LSE: RMG). The Covid-19 lockdown has kept us all away from the streets and left us relying on online shopping. And yet the country’s largest parcel delivery company has reported a slowdown in business due to Covid-19. Since results were released Thursday, the Royal Mail share price has fallen 7%.That’s not as bad as it was on results day itself, which saw the price decline 12% by the close. But Friday brought a little cheer, as the FTSE 100 pulled back from what was looking like a dreadful week. And Royal Mail shares regained around half of Thursday’s loss.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The pandemic is only a recent part of the stock’s decline, with the Royal Mail share price down by two thirds over the past two years. So how did the firm cope in the year ended 29 March?Interim executive chair Keith Williams spoke of the long-term trend towards more parcels and fewer letters. He added: “Covid-19 has accelerated those trends, presenting additional challenges.” What does he plan to do about it?Three steps to heaven?“We are implementing a three-step plan,” he said, adding: “Firstly, we’re taking immediate action on costs.” Royal Mail has been trying to cut costs for years now, but still hadn’t grasped the full nature of what is required. I’m still not confident it has, even now.There’s going to be a loss of around 2,000 management jobs, which is sad in these tough times. But the company really is in need of some serious slimming down. That’s been obvious from falling earnings and the slump in the Royal Mail share price.Royal Mail’s management has just not been able to face the reality of the size of its task up to now. And it really does so often seem to need new hands in control before reality can be properly faced. Still, better late than never, I suppose. So would I buy now? The simple answer is no, the Royal Mail share price just does not attract me.There are things that I like in its plan. The firm does not plan to pay any dividend in the 2020-21 year. I’ve long decried the paying of dividends when a company is struggling on the cash flow front, so it’s good to hear that. But the company added that “our ambition is to re-commence dividend payments in 2021-22.” Is Royal Mail going to turn itself around in just a year? I don’t see how it can.Royal Mail share priceEven thinking about the resumption of dividends stinks of short-term thinking to me. I want to see Royal Mail’s ambition set solely on recreating a company with growing profits, strong cash flow, and reduced debt. Take care of all that, and the dividend will take care of itself. And so will the share price.The business is in a transition phase now that Rico Back has stood down. The company has an opportunity now, but I wouldn’t buy until I see it fully grasping that opportunity. I might miss the bottom for the Royal Mail share price. But I think I’d be greatly reducing my risks. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. 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‘Chick Days’ leads to fresh eggs, unexpected benefits

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply 1 COMMENT Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! When I was a kid and before Easter my daddy used to take me to the rural feed store and they had baby chicks for sale, and he would buy me several as pets. Back then they were tinted in different colors such as purple, pink, green, and blue and yellow. I don’t think that is allowed now by state law, but anyway, those chicks that I got ALWAYS turned out to be roosters! LOL!center_img Tractor Supply Helping Apopka-Area Families Get Started with Poultry this SpringApopka-area families in pursuit of homegrown fresh eggs will discover some unexpected benefits from keeping a backyard flock, according to poultry expert Kathy Shea Mormino.Mormino, creator of the popular backyard chicken blog The Chicken Chick and a poultry consultant with Tractor Supply Company, says the initial allure of raising chickens is typically fresh eggs, but families quickly discover that keeping chickens becomes a hobby with abundant and unexpected rewards.“Long before the first eggs are collected from nest boxes, most chicken keepers are pleasantly surprised to find that chickens offer many benefits in addition to their wholesome, nutritious contribution to the family table,” Mormino says. “Chickens also provide exceptional garden fertilizer, organic pest control and good, clean family entertainment and stress reduction.”To help families get started raising chickens, Tractor Supply near Apopka will host Chick Days, a 10-week springtime event featuring live baby chicks and ducklings for purchase in-store.“With more families investing in sustainability and growing food at home, interest in keeping backyard chickens for fresh, healthy eggs has grown too,” said Seth Estep, vice president, divisional merchandise manager at Tractor Supply. “With trusted advice and a comprehensive selection of poultry products, Chick Days at Tractor Supply is a one-stop shop for experienced enthusiasts as well as families who are just starting their backyard flock.”The Chick Days event, which continues through April, features the supplies needed to start and care for a flock including starter kits, feeders, bedding, heat bulbs and lamps, coops and more. Tractor Supply stores and TractorSupply.com stock the items needed to properly raise and care for backyard poultry year-round.Visit TractorSupply.com/Chicks for expert information on safe handling and care for poultry, building a chicken coop, and more.About Tractor Supply CompanyFounded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At December 31, 2016, the Company operated 1,595 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses.  Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities.  The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. Reply The Anatomy of Fear March 4, 2017 at 6:55 pm TAGSChick DaysTractor Supply Previous articleMayor Jacobs hosts Sixth Annual Youth Leadership ConferenceNext articleCity Council splits 3-2 on scoreboards for NW Recreation Facility Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Broadway Penthouse / Joel Sanders

first_img Projects Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/262571/broadway-penthouse-joel-sanders Clipboard Architects: Joel Sanders Architect Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Peter Aaron (OTTO)Text description provided by the architects. Rethinking the notion of an urban garden, this project introduces a dynamic ground plane, composed of a planted carpet surmounted by wood flooring, that vertically links a penthouse loft with a roof terrace that affords panoramic views of downtown Manhattan. This eco-friendly palette of synthetic (carpet, Richlite, recycled glass) and natural (recycled walnut, IPÊ decking, plants) materials crosses the border of the roof, eliding and at the same time confounding traditional distinctions between inside and outside, natural and artificial.Save this picture!© Peter Aaron (OTTO)Recommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsAs it travels from loft interior to roof, this layered ground plane responds to a variety of domestic programs; in the living lounge, embedded upholstery evokes a textile garden, while on the roof terrace, a bed of sedum defines a walkable outdoor carpet. Likewise, the recycled walnut floor folds vertically to create a staircase that leads to a matching IPÊ roof deck.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTerrace House Tokiostrasse / ARTEC ArchitektenSelected ProjectsNational Museum of Afghanistan Proposal / Paul Preissner ArchitectsArticles Share Save this picture!© Peter Aaron (OTTO)+ 8 Share ArchDaily Broadway Penthouse / Joel SandersSave this projectSaveBroadway Penthouse / Joel Sanders “COPY” Photographscenter_img United States CopyAbout this officeJoel Sanders ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasInteriorsWoodResidentialNew York3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on August 14, 2012Cite: “Broadway Penthouse / Joel Sanders” 14 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?百老汇屋顶公寓 / Joel Sanders是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•New York, United States Year:  2008 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/262571/broadway-penthouse-joel-sanders Clipboard Broadway Penthouse / Joel Sanderslast_img read more

ICFM Convention delegates debate Internet fundraising

ThirdSector magazine reports on an amusing debate on Internet fundraising at the ICFM Convention. Former director of communications at RNID Joe Saxton pointed out that “jumble sales raise more money for charities than the Internet.” He added that “Internet fundraising is about as welcome as a pineapple at Wimbledon.” He argued that “Fundraising is not the best way of using the Internet. Like teenagers on a first date, we haven’t got past the basic French kiss of Internet fundraising.”ThirdSector magazine reports on an amusing debate on Internet fundraising at the ICFM Convention. Former director of communications at RNID Joe Saxton pointed out that “jumble sales raise more money for charities than the Internet.” He added that “Internet fundraising is about as welcome as a pineapple at Wimbledon.” He argued that “Fundraising is not the best way of using the Internet. Like teenagers on a first date, we haven’t got past the basic French kiss of Internet fundraising.”He argued the Internet was over-hyped. “This is an appeal against faddism, an appeal against seeing the Internet as the great white hope and solution to all our fundraising problems. Even in five years’ time, charities won’t raise more than five per cent of their income over the Net.” Advertisement Greenpeace International fundraising director Daryl Upsall disagreed. He said that 40% of Greenpeace Argentina’s income already comes from the Internet. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 July 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. ICFM Convention delegates debate Internet fundraising read more

New HMRC guidance on Gift Aid on visitor donations

first_img Legislation on Gift Aid on charity visitor admissions and memberships, which comes into effect on the 6 April 2006, was enacted in Finance No 2 Act 2005. In order to give charities time to prepare, ./guidance has now been published online by HM Revenue and Customs.The new advice covers the circumstances in which charities can reclaim Gift Aid on donations that are made in place of an admission fee at a charity property. This property can be buildings, artefacts, plants, animals, grounds or other land property of a scientific nature, or works of art. although performances are excluded.The legislation replaces an exemption that applied only to heritage and wildlife charities. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 September 2005 | News New HMRC guidance on Gift Aid on visitor donations About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The new rules, effective from 6 April 2006, will broaden the scope of these charities’ exemption so that all charities which make an admission charge to the public view qualifying property can benefit from the exemption. In particular, to qualify, the one of two conditions must be met. “Either the visitor makes a donation that is at least 10 per cent more than the admission charge for the equivalent right of admission. Or the donation secures admission to the property for a twelve-month period, for example through a season ticket or a membership scheme. Access should in general be unlimited whenever the property is open to the public during that 12 month period but charities may exclude from the right of admission up to 5 days in each 12-month period when the property is otherwise open to the public and still qualify.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Consumer Confidence Soars in June

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Conference Board Consumer Confidence 2014-07-29 Tory Barringer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Community Organizations Work to Prevent Foreclosure Next: Home Prices on the Rise Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Conference Board Consumer Confidence Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago U.S. consumer confidence jumped up more than four points from June to July, signaling a brighter economic outlook among Americans.The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index reached 90.9 in the group’s July survey, up from 86.4 in June. As of July, the index stands at its highest level since before the Great Recession.Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board, said the surge was fueled by strong job growth and a brighter short-term outlook for the labor market and personal incomes.”Recent improvements in consumer confidence, in particular expectations, suggest the recent strengthening in growth is likely to continue into the second half of the year,” Franco added.The index component measuring consumers’ feelings about their present situation increased two points to 88.3, the Conference Board reported, while the index gauging future expectations jumped more than six points to 92.7.Looking at recent economic developments, 15.9 percent of consumers surveyed said jobs are plentiful at the moment, though nearly double that percentage maintained that work is still hard to find.Looking ahead, however, Americans were more positive, with a greater share expecting more jobs in the months to come and a smaller number expecting labor to fall—an improvement Federal Reserve leaders might take note of as they sit down this week to decide their next move in monetary policy, says Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist for Capital Economics.”The net difference between those two balances shrank to -14.8 in July, from -16.1. That decline strongly suggests that the amount of slack in the labour market really is diminishing quite rapidly, which many Fed officials still aren’t willing to admit,” Ashworth said in a note to clients. Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news.  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Confidence Soars in June The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 29, 2014 702 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Consumer Confidence Soars in June The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Plans to reopen special schools & classes thrown into doubt

first_img FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+ By News Highland – January 19, 2021 Twitter Plans to reopen special schools & classes thrown into doubt Plans to reopen special schools and classes this week have been thrown into doubt.The Irish National Teachers Organisation last night called on the Department to “reconsider” Thursday’s planned return.It says teachers “grave safety concerns” have not been adequately addressed.Further discussions among stakeholders are expected today.Adam Harris, CEO of autism charity AsIAm, says the minister needs to act:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/schools7am-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter Google+center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLeaving Cert Students suffering ‘drastic effects over lack of clarityNext articleNew record high in Covid patients at LUH: 120 on site News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApplast_img read more

Foyle Road reopens after security alert ends

first_img By News Highland – August 10, 2019 Foyle Road reopens after security alert ends Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Previous articleDonegal man used counterfeit licence in bid to secure jobNext articleMeeting to discuss imminent closure of Lifford Stadium News Highland Foyle Road in Derry has reopened after a security alert last night was declared a hoax.The road was closed for as time, but the PSNI have described the incident as minor, with noone evacuated from their homes. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+center_img Pinterest Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook Twitter Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

NYC rents hit record lows at the start of 2021

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Tags Full Name* (iStock)New York City rents hit record lows during the first quarter of 2021, but that could change as competition for apartments ramps over in the summer, according to a new report by StreetEasy.Median rents in Manhattan dropped to $2,700 per month, the cheapest StreetEasy has recorded in over a decade. In comparison, the median rent in the borough was $3,417 at the same time last year.Other boroughs were met with the biggest annual declines they’ve ever seen: The median rent in Brooklyn fell 10 percent year-over-year, hitting $2,390 — the lowest it’s been since 2011 .In Queens, the median rent was $1,999, a 10.5 percent decline from the same time last year and the first time it dropped below $2,000 in eight years.ADVERTISEMENTBut the records don’t stop there. The first quarter was also filled with more concessions than the three boroughs have seen in years.About 44 percent of landlords offered at least one month of free rent in Manhattan, the most StreetEasy has ever reported. Brooklyn and Queens also broke records, with 25.4 and nearly 27 percent of leases coming with some kind of concession, respectively.Read moreNYC rents and inventory dipped in October Brooklyn, Manhattan rental markets “beginning to pivot” What will make or break New York’s residential market in 2021 Email Address* Message* The rent drops and concessions were driven by the number of available rental units. In the first quarter, listed apartments in Manhattan and Brooklyn were twice as high as they were around this time last year. In Queens, that number was 97 percent higher.That could change: As more people get vaccinated, that number will start to fall as prospective tenants snatch up apartments at a faster rate, said StreetEasy economist Nancy Wu.“It will take time for prices to rebound,” Wu said. “But the rentals market does react to economic activity much more quickly than the sales market. As the city continues to recover, competition will slowly start to pick up.”But apartment seekers have some time to lock in a good deal — especially if they know where to look.The median rent in Midtown hit $2,895, a 14.8 percent decline — and the biggest drop in the borough. The Upper East Side was a close second with rents falling by nearly 14 percent to $2,400.Compared to the rest of the borough, Upper Manhattan had the smallest drop at 9.4 percent. But the median rent in neighborhoods like Washington Heights, Inwood and Harlem hit $2,150, the cheapest that has been since 2015.The median rent for a one-bedroom in the North Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Greenpoint was $2,500 in the first quarter, the lowest it’s been in more than 10 years.Rents in Queens were relatively stable compared to Manhattan and Brooklyn. Northwest Queens, which includes Astoria, Long Island City and Sunnyside, saw the biggest drop, with the median rent hitting $1,800, a 9 percent decline from last year.Contact Cordilia James Brooklyn Rental MarketManhattan Rental MarketNYC Rental MarketQueensResidential Real Estatelast_img read more