Do you ever wish that you could go back in time and pay 1980s prices for Manhattan real estate today?
If you could jump in the way back machine to 1984, a one- or two-bedroom apartment in the Norfolk Arms at 170 Norfolk Street could be yours for under $65,000.
What would you pay these days to live in what was then a dicey block on the Lower East Side? According to Streeteasy, the number would be in the vicinity of a half million.
The “Village East” address in this ad isn’t specific, but 2,500 square feet of “rawish” loft space for under two grand a month sounds like a steal.
Both ads come from the September 1984 issue of the East Village Eye.
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