I LINK NY: March 12, 2012

Think NYC’s crowded now? In 1910, a four-story building on the Lower East Side housed  an average of 66 people with two apartments per floor. Today about 16 people live there with four studios per floor. You do the math!

Winter temperatures weren’t the only thing up this season. So were the rents — they’re nearly 7% higher than last winter.

If you’ve got to break your NYC lease, you’d best be prepared for your options (or lack thereof).

The 7 best questions about Brooklyn on Quora, including, “Why is Brooklyn cooler than Manhattan?” and “What’s it like to grow up in Brooklyn?” Read the answers or add your own.

(Image via The Museum of Family History)

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