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Comparing fun maps shows one-bedrooms have gone up $200/month since February

Scroll back and forth between the maps, and turn that smile upside down!
Here’s today’s map. Scroll back and forth between them, and turn that smile upside down!

Seems like just yesterday we posted a map showing you how dismal your prospects of ever affording a one-bedroom were. But lucky you, Curbed just released a whole new one for your viewing (dis)pleasure. Let’s compare them, shall we?

#TBT to February’s map

Since late February, it now costs $150/month more for a one-bedroom apartment in Bushwick or Greenpoint, $200/month more to rent in Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Red Hook and Vinegar Hill, and $225/month more to rent in Downtown Brooklyn.

This increase took just six months. In a year’s time, it might just cost you $4,000/month to rent a one-bedroom in Williamsburg. Which also means that even if you have an s/o to split it with, you’d each be paying $2,000 every month.

Well, the good news is that median monthly rent for a one-bedroom actually dropped in some neighborhoods: it went down $150 in Gowanus and DUMBO, and dropped a whopping $400 in Cobble Hill.

And hey, by the same logic as our projections above, a one-bedroom in Cobble Hill might just cost you absolutely nothing in the year 2019.

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