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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Looking Up, in Soho

Soho, nyc
Photo by myself, somewhere in Soho.

Some of the most beautiful buildings are in Soho, and were originally used as warehouse buildings.

Nowadays to live in that neighborhood, you have to spend a small fortune. Or have moved in long ago, when it was not glamorous and rents were cheap.

By the way, one of the articles in the Times from last weekend grabbed everyone's attention - who can be labeled 'middle class', in Manhattan?

Around the lunch table, we pondered the fact that the average Manhattan apartment is a one-bedroom for $3,973 per month (!)

That is average. Though to most human beings, $3,973 is awfully expensive for a single person without a trust fund. And somehow still have money left over to eat dinner. And commute to work.

How to get by in this city is a constant question for everyone. Do you move further away from the city for larger space? Do you stay in the same tiny apartment for decades? It's not an easy decision.

For the Times article about the middle class in Manhattan, click here.

Related posts: Looking North, on the Upper West Side, Looking Up, at 240 Centre Street, and Looking Down, from Midtown Comics.


Andy said...

It's no wonder the poor keep getting poorer.

biebkriebels said...

Interesting development, who can effort such a huge rent.

s.c said...

Now we know what is waiting us for the centre of amsterdam in the coming years.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Beautiful building! Love firescape.

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Yes, rents are crazy in Manhattan, but it bugs me that the Times is always quoting numbers by Douglas Elliman and other real estate brokers whose job it is to get the most money for their clients. I think that ends up causing the numbers to be somewhat inflated. There are many, may people renting nice one bedrooms for far less than $3,973.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Thanks Kitty I adore fire escapes! Wonderful capture.