It's hard to believe that the above are real rents advertised for real apartments. Yikes.
The one-bedroom on Prince Street for $2,600/month, for instance, could mean anything from a real one-bedroom with a decent Living Room, Kitchen, full Bathroom and Bedroom, to something strikingly different, (ie; a shoebox).
I can imagine a tiny bedroom with just enough space to fit a double bed, a kitchen in a corner and a Living Room with enough space for a sofa and television.
I'm sure there are folks out there who have lots of money to burn, and who just want to live in the middle of Soho. Who wouldn't?
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