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@dan reed!:
I think my initial criticism is in how you calculated the difference in rents from building to building as opposed to whether or not the comparison was worthwhile.

I would be much more interested in data from residents as to why they chose to live in a particular building - whether or not it is truly "affordable" for them - as opposed to a numbers only comparison like the one you presented. Of course the resources necessary to conduct such a detailed study are not readily available. I feel like there is a good amount of correlation being confused with causation when trying to figure out why so many people want to live in DTSS and its surroundings in spite of the high rents.

Either way, thanks for doing the legwork. It is an interesting piece and the question of age v. rents is a fascinating one.

by gooch on Jan 28, 2013 7:49 pm • linkreport

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