Author Topic: Late actress paid the cheapest rent in New York’s Greenwich Village—$28.43 a month  (Read 1026 times)

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Offline endicom

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Hannah Frishberg
May 10, 2018

When Patricia O’Grady moved into the top floor of a Greenwich Village walk-up in 1955, she and her three roommates helped sweep the hallway in exchange for a discounted rent of $16 a month.

The unit was bare, no more than floor and walls, so the girls, all aspiring actresses, slowly improved it themselves, installing a sink and other modest amenities. While her roommates moved on, O’Grady never left the unit, and for that she received the ultimate New York City prize: unbelievably affordable rent.


With O’Grady gone, Pomerantz will be gutting and renovating the apartment, renting it out as a two-bedroom in the $5,000 range.


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Outrageous. What a genuinely shitty city.

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Saw the article in the Post a few days ago. I'm in a rent controlled s%** hole too. I pay $1100 a month. Rent goes up between $5-8 a year, but it's a dump, close to the Outerbridge Crossing.

I wish I could move but a nice apt will be between 1700-2000 a month or more. Heck, some are as high as 3k
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