The New York Times had a feature recently on a young art therapist who never pays more than $625 a month in rent. To keep her pledge, she’s moved from Carroll Gardens to Williamsburg, to Bushwick, to Bed-Stuy, where she lives in a sweet-looking room with high ceilings and a garden view. Which brings us to today’s brokepinion poll: What do you consider cheap rent in Brooklyn, and what do you expect to get for that? Let’s go by bedroom. Are you willing to sleep in your roommate’s closet because anything over $150 a month highway robbery? Or anything under $1,000 a month a bargain because you HAVE to have rooftop access? Keep in mind what you get for that rent: outdoor space, neighborhood, subway access, etc. And if you’re a brokester who somehow figured out how to buy a place, what do you pay per month in mortgage and maintenance combined?
Just in time for that whole “Bed-Stuy is the new Williamsburg” thing, Bed-Stuy is getting some fancy new apartments of its own, like the ones at 836 Dekalb Avenue. Some people aren’t too happy about that, at least judging from these pictures snapped by a local resident who passed them on to us. We’ve got […]
What you see above is someone who stole some packages from a Clinton Hill apartment building. The footage is sped up, but you’ll notice the thief spent a bunch of time just hangin’ out, twerking, in preparation for the thievery. Or maybe she was just there twerking, as you do, and her and her dude […]
Brooklyn gets its first Whole Foods next week, on Tuesday December 17, when the Gowanus store opens, with great fanfare. Seriously, there’s going to be everything short of a marching band walking down Third Avenue (which it’s too cold for anyway). Aside from Marty Markowitz being there doing his official borough president eating food duties, […]