Richard Florida tweeted this story from the NYT, discussing the difficulties young people have finding housing in NY, and how they adapt. It’s just a bunch of stories, none of which really help us get a handle on anything.
My favorites, of course, have to do with the housing-transport tradeoff. This is what I mean when I say there are great transit commutes in NY, but there are also lousy transit commutes in NY, too:
But the commute is punishing. To get to his Frank151 job, which starts
at 11 a.m., Mr. Tolman leaves the house at 9:30 and walks 15 minutes to
catch the No. 7 bus. That takes him to the No. 1 train, from which he
switches to the 2, the L and the R before arriving at his office.