Think it’s hard landing not-too-expensive living quarters in the Village now? It was the same story 40 years ago, according to The New Inside Guide to Greenwich Village. Their advice, published in 1965: Knock on doors hoping to speak to the super, and rush out for an early copy of the Village Voice for the classifieds.
One thing that has changed: rent. In 1965, it was $125 a month. Today, a studio averages $2,200.