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Old 12-12-2016, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Born in L.A. - NYC is Second Home - Rustbelt is Home Base
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I was talking to an ex-bike messenger from Brooklyn. He said in 1994 he was renting a room for $75 a week in a 'real dive' as he told me.

Can you still rent cheap rooms by the week in Brooklyn? If so who much are now?

Thanks
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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THat's what AirBnB is for.
You will not get something for $75 though.


WHy higher rents for dives? The powers that be have decreed Brooklyn is HOT.
A lot of the brownstones that used to be 20 bed rooming houses have been bought, emptied, gutted and transformed into multi-million dollar mansions.
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Old 12-12-2016, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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Maybe in the non-trendy areas
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Old 12-12-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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I was talking to an ex-bike messenger from Brooklyn. He said in 1994 he was renting a room for $75 a week in a 'real dive' as he told me.

Can you still rent cheap rooms by the week in Brooklyn? If so who much are now?

Thanks
In storage places maybe.
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Old 12-13-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: NYC / BK / Crown Heights
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There are still some legal (and illegal) SROs left in NYC. Doubt $75/wk would happen. Just read an article about one getting priced out and closing, they were charging $425-500/mo.
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Born in L.A. - NYC is Second Home - Rustbelt is Home Base
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Thanks, interesting story.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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Ahh, so an SRO is a basically flophouse

I've been wondering what it meant but was too lazy to look it up
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