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?
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