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Housing and Vacancy Survey

 

Table 6
Number of Vacant Units Unavailable for Rent or Sale
by Reason of Unavailability, 1996 and 1999

 

1996

1999

Percent
Change

Reason Unavailable

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

1996-1999

Total

110,090

100.0%

88,973

100.0%

-19.2%

Dilapidated

6,356

6.0

4,542

5.2

-28.5

Rented, Not Yet Occupied

6,807

6.4

5,049

5.7

-25.8

Sold, Not Yet Occupied

3,850

3.6

5,385

6.1

+39.9

Undergoing Renovation

16,988

15.9

19,121

21.8

+12.6

Awaiting Renovation

14,112

13.2

12,870

14.6

-8.8

Held for Occasional, Seasonal or Recreational Use

32,929

30.8

17,229

19.6

-47.7

Used / Converted to Non-Residential Use

2,151(a)

2.0

(b)

2.1(a)

(b)

In Legal Dispute

8,180

7.7

5,990

6.8

-26.8

Awaiting Conversion / Being Converted to
Coop / Condo

(b)

(b)

(b)

(b)

(b)

Held Pending Sale of Building

(b)

1.8(a)

3,160

3.6

(b)

Owner’s Personal Problems (age, illness, etc.)

8,054

7.5

5,276

6.0

-34.5

Held for Planned Demolition

(b)

(b)

(b)

(b)

(b)

Held for Other Reasons

4,795

4.5

7,019

8.0

+46.4

Reason not reported

3,342

-

(b)

-

-

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Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1996 and 1999 New York City Housing and Vacancy Surveys.

Notes:

(a) Since the number of units is small, interpret with caution.

(b) Too few units to report.

Table of Tables

Table 1 Table 8
Table 2 Table 9
Table 3 Table 10
Table 4 Table 11
Table 5 Table 12
Table 6 Table 13
Table 7 Table 14

 

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