Women seeking apartments this summer overwhelmingly preferred Brooklyn Heights and Greenpoint, according to data from the rental site Zumper, the Real Deal reports. Eighty percent of the site’s renters in Brooklyn Heights were women, while 65-80 percent of those in Greenpoint were. Men meanwhile were drawn in similar ratios to Long Island City and Astoria (the only four outerborough neighborhoods included in the infographic). “It’s interesting to see that a larger percentage of men moved to the neighborhoods at opposite ends of the price spectrum (Tribeca and Astoria), whereas women dominated the middle of the spectrum,” the site’s cofounder told the website. “With men earning on average 20 percent more than women, it seems expected that a higher percentage of them would move to Tribeca.”
Middle of the spectrum?! A quick look at the listings on Zumper’s site show prices in Brooklyn Heights are, at the lowest, $2,300 for a studio, and as high as $4,500 for a two-bedroom. If that’s “middle of the spectrum” rent-wise, I’ll never be able to live anywhere else ever than where I live right now. According to MNS, the average rent for a one-bedroom in Brooklyn Heights is more than $3,000, making it one of the priciest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. I don’t even want to tell you what a two-bedroom goes for.
Anyway, maybe it’s just that women like Brooklyn Heights because it’s pretty. Greenpoint, though, who knows—that place is the worst-looking neighborhood in Brooklyn.
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