Rent! You hate paying it, but you have to if you’re going to keep legally occupying a residential space. So you suck it up and give half your paycheck to your landlord every month. Buck up though, because check it out: a new affordable housing development (59 Frost Street) is taking applications in Williamsburg and they have $640/month studios, $689/month 1-bedrooms and $835/month 2-bedrooms. Holy crap, that’s definitely worth living in Williamsburg, all things considered.
As always with these magical cheap apartments, you gotta have your shit in order if you have any chance of actually getting one of these places if you make it through the lottery alive. This place at 59 Frost Street sounds pretty good though, what with indoor bike parking, a laundry room and a community room where you can the other lucky lottery winners can high five and have drinks every night.
For the very cheapest apartments, there’s one studio, four 1-bedrooms and 10 2-bedrooms, but buck up. There are still 24 cheapish apartment for you to try to snag, that range from $785/month to $1,395/month. Given that the average rent in Williamsburg is $2,558/month, your friends might actually literally get so jealous they start planning your murder if you get one of these apartments. Don’t worry about that though, instead just worry about fitting between the earning requirements ($23,623/year – $67,100/year) and getting an application in by December 22. Then you can worry about getting a decent alarm system and watching your back.