Welcome to Friday Open Threads, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.
It's expensive to live in New York City. At the end of the second quarter, prices were up more than 4 percent in Manhattan, and sales reached record highs in Brooklyn. It's the same story for renters. July marked the 25th consecutive month that Manhattan rents rose, and it was no different in Brooklyn, where rents, like sale prices, rose to record highs.
All of this makes inquisitive minds wonder: how much does it cost you to live in New York City? Do you share a four-bedroom loft in Bushwick? Does your co-op have low monthly fees? Are you renting the first floor of your townhouse to pay off your mortgage? Curbed wants to know. For this unofficial survey, tell us your neighborhood, what type of place you live in, and how much you pay per month, whether it's rent, a mortgage, and/or fees. Hop to it in the comments.
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