Living Alone In NYC Is Increasingly Out Of Reach (Gothamist
Not a single neighborhood on the map is feasible for workers who earn the city's current minimum wage of $8.75/hr, and only a sprinkling of them—Throgs Neck in the Bronx, New Dorp in Staten Island, Woodstock, Fordham, and Far Rockaway—offer median rents accessible for those earning within two dollars of $15/hr.
A StreetEasy spokeswoman put it this way: "To combat this rent burden, getting roommates, another job, or moving out of the city are the most immediate options for lower wage workers."
This Listing Is Why You Should Never Trust Brokerbabble (Curbed)
Curbed examines the broker listing for Fort Greene's Carlton Mews, the same one we wondered at earlier in the month (Broker Bathos)
Brooklyn Borough President No Fan of Books on Library Shelves (Brooklyn Paper)
Adams said a unified, city-run library system could partner its branches with local schools and would be more forward-thinking than today’s paper-pushing institutions. He said he envisions book-free libraries and small outlets in storefronts where kids could access information they need for free digitally.
“We no longer need shelves of books in libraries to look impressive,” he said. “We feel as though the more books we have, the smarter we are. No.”
Another S. Slope, Rent-Stabilized Multifamily in Contract (Cushman & Wakefield)
The subject property is a four-story, multi-family walk-up building located on the north side of 9th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The property currently features eight spacious apartments. Currently, the eight units are rent stabilized, however, the average in-place rent for the building is approximately $32/SF, whereas the market rate is $50/SF.
Asking price $3,500,000.