Renting a Greenwich Village apartment in 1917

Save for the pre-1930s telephone exchange (four digits!) and the old-school phrases like “to let,” this 1917 ad isn’t too far off from the kind that run today.

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Doesn’t everyone who desires to live in Greenwich Village still want large rooms, fireplaces, balconies, as well as electricity and heat?

I only wish Pepe & Bro. listed prices!

The ad is from the NYPL Digital Gallery, and it originally ran in a publication called The Spectator.

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