How to find a Manhattan apartment, circa 1965

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. 


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