The Day | Local Rents, Then And Now

Phillip Kalantzis Cope

Good morning, East Village.

The local blogosphere this morning is dominated by items about neighborhood real estate. EV Grieve takes a look at some of the neighborhood’s priciest apartments. Grieve also has an interesting then-and-now take comparing the price of an apartment at 224 Avenue B today – about as much as $2,400 – versus its price in 1909 – $25. Grieve notes that, according to inflation calulators, $25 in 1909 is equivalent to about $600 today. But, Grieve writes, “Inflation calculators don’t take into account East Village inflation.”

Earlier this week, we wrote about the roughly year-old concert venue known as Extra Place on the street of the same name. Bowery Boogie reports on the opening of a new restaurant nearby to give the party people “someplace to quell their munchies.”

And DNAinfo has a post detailing 14 building code violations at the recently opened Hotel Toshi on East 10th Street.

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