Friday, September 7th, 2012

That Artisanal Mayonnaise Doesn't Come Cheap, You Know

"Brooklyn is now the second most expensive place to live in America, according to a study from the Council for Community and Economic Research that was cited in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Number one, of course, is Manhattan." [Via]


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Dunno about this one, and I am always happy to rag on gentrified Brooklyn. Too lazy to look at the sample size used in the study, but the original story says the following: "The group's evaluation is based on the cost of people who enjoy 'a professional-managerial standard of living.'" So a borough of 2.5 million–the most populous in the city–doesn't have extremely poor neighborhoods like East New York balancing this out? "The median income for households in Brooklyn was $32,135, and the median income for a family was $36,188. Males had a median income of $34,317, which was higher than females, whose median income was $30,516. The per capita income was $16,775. About 22% of families and 25.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34% of those under age 18 and 21.5% of those age 65 or over." (

BadUncle (#153)

Staten Island, here I come.

brad (#1,678)

i never get tired of all the interesting stories about new york on this webpage.

But is Stamford Connecticut really the least most expensive?

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