The average rent in Brooklyn moved over the $3000/month mark according to a report from realtor Douglas Elliman. Most of that spike is due to increased demand in Brooklyn Heights and other “hot” neighborhoods. That apparently prompted a visit to our side of Court Street from Jimmy McMillan of The Rent Is Too Damn High Party.
The rent is to damn high guy complaining in the wrong Brooklyn neighborhood. ?. Brooklyn heights http://t.co/IkNM2HfRBF
— Irate (@SirIrate) August 9, 2013
NY Post: Driving the surge was growing demand in Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, fabulous news for Brooklyn’s status-symbol crowd, but not so much for residents looking for affordable places to live.
Actor Jim Callahan, whose wife is pregnant, said he’s concerned about the cost of a bigger apartment for his family.
“It is a great area and we feel very fortunate to live here,” said Callahan, 33, of Cobble Hill. “But as far as the long run goes, it’s getting more and more unrealistic. We just have to kind of shove a baby in there somewhere.