HIGH RENT DISTRICT

Back in the late 1970’s and early 80’s I remember mom paying about $225 to $300 per month for rent on Ninth Avenue and Windsor Place.

We lived in a five room, three bedroom, railroad apartment on the third floor above Bob’s Hardware Store.

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This morning as I was browsing a website and checking out some of the prices for apartments in the neighborhood I came across a one bedroom for $3200!

Mamma Mia!

Respectfully,

Red

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7 Responses to HIGH RENT DISTRICT

  1. Jack Kelly says:

    Tickets for ‘Momma Mia’ cost alot less 🙂

  2. jimmyvac says:

    The tough part about is people that grew up in the neighborhood can’t afford to buy or rent in it. The demographics between landlord and homeowners are bizarre. You got long time home owners who make a solid middle class living that have tenants who earn a lot more than them..
    A friend of mine ‘s dad owned an apartment building on 7th ave and when he passed, it was sold for a good price.. about 10 years later, the family could have sold it for at least 10 million….

  3. mike slavin says:

    WE WERE RENT CONTROLLED WHEN WE LIVED ON 9TH AVE. I THINK MY DAD PAID $120.00/MONTH. HE GAVE THE LANDLORD MORE BUT IF WE HAD NO HEAT THE NEXT CHECK WOULD BE FOR $120.00. THE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS CHANGED BIG TIME.

  4. Loretta says:

    When I was a young girl going to Holy Name and living at 240 Prospect Park West, I remember the rent being $40.00. Once a month, on a Saturday, the landlady would knock on the door and my mother would tell me to answer it and tell her that we didn’t have it this month. It’s funny all these years later I still remember tthat. I guess my mother was too embarrassed to handle the situation herself.

    • hoopscoach says:

      Thanks Loretta…I remember my mom always in an argument with our landlord, Fanny Hyman. Matter of fact, mom was allowed to pay in two installments per month.

      Thanks for sharing, hope all is well.

  5. Eddie Matula says:

    Unfortunately, that’s why many made the trip to SI, which was much more affordable. Within two years, the Matula’s/Rohde’s/Hopkins’ from 10th ave and had lived in Windsor Terrace and Park Slope from the early 1900’s had moved to Staten

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