Not sure what to make of this. Brownstoner today noted that 171 Woodruff is for rent - for $5,300. Sure it's a whole house. But the block..well, um, let's just say it surprises the Q. Hey, and I live on Clarkson, which is not exactly Park Avenue. Sandwiched as 171 it is by Moses Fried owned social service provider buildings and low-cost SRO rentals, the street life remains vibrant on Woodruff. I know this block super well. That is, I don't see it as an upscale renter's dream. And yet, for the hardy, I'd say a bunch of still inhaling recent grads, could find it a perfect party house. I certainly would have jumped at this kinda place in my youth - but it probably woulda been super cheap. I mean it's got a big backyard, and plenty of room to "get down." Still, three bedrooms means each person pays $1,766 to SHARE a place. Which means, by the old reliable standard of 1/3 gross pay, each person makes $64K. Or a young family, I suppose, where the gross is $190K. But if you make $190K, is Woodruff really your first choice? That's why I'm scratchin' my head like a bad case of dandruff.
I guess this kinda gets at the heart of the class divide. No more needs to be said. The price, and the block, and the difference in financial means of prospective renters, say it all.