My One-Bedroom In Brooklyn Costs $2,700 —Here’s How Big It Is

“We just used StreetEasy; all our friends recommended it. But both me and my boyfriend, we didn’t have a credit score and my experience before when living in Los Angeles was you met with your landlord, you’re like, ‘Hey, I’m a normal person,’ and they say, ‘Yeah you seem normal, the apartment is yours.’ In New York, we paid a lot when we first moved here. We needed to get a guarantor, but we got it through an agency where we paid one month’s rent to this agency, and that’s it. Then we put a deposit for the last month and the first month. Luckily for us, we didn’t have to pay for a broker’s fee, but I never did the guarantor thing before. Next time, I’m going to be super prepared.”