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The shortage of affordable apartments in Brooklyn is nothing new, nor is the conversation on how difficult it is to find a reasonable place to live. And while some living arrangements verge on ridiculous, we think that maybe it’s time we consider some other viable dwellings that are never a scarcity in New York: The dumpster. A Craigslist ad posted on Wednesday is looking for a “hipster type” tenant for an “art deco hipster retro...
Eric Oglander has always been something of a forager. Growing up outside Nashville, Tennessee, the artist, now based in Bushwick, often searched the densely wooded forests outside of his hometown for materials to use in his work. The advent of the online marketplace however, posed a different kind of environment for Oglander. No longer was he scavenging for hunks of lumber to whittle and leaves to paint, but for objects he stumbled upon randomly on Craigslist:...
Doesn't a second-hand grave just sound like the creepiest possible commodity? We know, it does. But with the price of being buried in New York is soaring. Real estate, even a small patch of it, isn't cheap. Price at Green-Wood Cemetery start out at $12,000 for a three-person grave and go up to $320,000 for full mausoleum. So in the interest of thrift, some New Yorkers are buying previously owned plots. That doesn't mean that...
Today in Top Ten New York City Nightmares, there's a report that a woman moving out of her apartment was robbed by "movers" late last month. A Greenpointer found a trio of movers to help her make the transition to a new place on Craigslist. On July 29, three men showed up to her apartment on Nassau Avenue and helped the unnamed individual pack all her items in "a white box truck covered with graffiti."...

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