It's one of the most telling reports around. I hear a lot of talk about this nabe being cheaper than that blah blah blah. But the proof is in the numbers, and numbers look nice in a chart, and the chart looks like this:
I prefer to ignore the outliers, DUMBO and Williamsburg. If you ask me the rental prices in those areas reflect...actually I don't know what they reflect. You'll find better deals on the Upper East Side, so it must have to do with that elusive cool factor. But you know what they say, if you have to ask...
But why does MNS leave out whole neighborhoods like Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace and Carrol Gardens? Nice of them to include Bed-Stuy, though, an area that wouldn't have even made the chart a few years back. And whatsabout Flatbush and...well, I guess we should feel lucky to be included. Still, $1200 a month just to have your own bathroom seems like a lot to me.
I get why they don't include Brownsville and East New York and Gravesend and Mill Basin...too far our or too culturally "undesirable" for the powers that be. It's kinda weird though to see that chauvinism reflected so blatantly here. Frankly, I'd LOVE to see what a studio goes for in East New York. Might be a great reality check.
Can it really continue to climb like this? Brooklyn's great and all...but that toilet is getting awfully expensive.
The Q at Parkside
News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.