Williamsburg’s the Roommate Capital of NYC

09/13/2011 9:49 AM |

We only pay $1000 each and everyone gets their own section of hallway
  • We only pay $1000 each and everyone gets their own section of hallway

Williamsburg boasts the highest percentage of households shared by roommates in New York City, the Post reports—nine percent of those in 11211, according to census data from last year. The runners up were all in Manhattan: the East Village and Murray Hill. Back in Brooklyn, Bushwick and East New York, which share the 11207 zip code, had the highest percentage of households with grandchildren in them (and, presumably, grandparents), while Midwood (11230) had the highest percentage of homeowners living with seven or more people.

Why do people in Williamsburg live with roommates? “There’s amenities there, like bars and restaurants, that are likely to be attractive,” a sociologist told the Post. Wow, what insight! Thanks for not getting into anything sociological or nothing. Any other nuggets of wisdom, New York Post? “The TV show ‘Friends’ should have been set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.” You’re right, because of all the roommates! HAHAHAHAHA! Look, I’m Chandler: could that neighborhood have any more roommates? HAHAHAHAHA!