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Interactive map shows the NYC apartments that those making minimum wage can afford

Will Gleason

New York isn’t exactly known for its affordable rent, but these statistics in a new report by StreetEasy are pretty astounding, regardless. A mere .03 percent of NYC apartments on the market are affordable for people making minimum wage. In this case, “affordability” is considered less than 40 percent of the income of a worker making $8.75 an hour, 40 hours a week. 

In the map below, you can see the neighborhoods that had the highest amount of affordable inventory of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. The highest number of affordable units overall was in Bed-Stuy.

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