Syria conflict produces Willamsburg apartment steal

Renter flees politically engaged roommate, leaving behind a coveted $800 a month rental

TRD New York /
Sep.September 14, 2013 10:00 AM

Using military force in Syria is a divisive issue, but in Williamsburg it is dividing up real estate. One Williamsburg renter is done with his roommate’s constant Syria babble and is leaving a coveted $800 a month bedroom.

In a Craigslist ad cited by the New York Observer and FreeWilliamsburg, a fed up North Brooklyn renter says: “I’d like to return to my apartment, but I know that as soon as I do, I’ll be confronted by a roommate with opinions on the Syria conflict and a determination to share them with me. “

The apartment is more than three times cheaper than the average $2,817 a month rent for the area, and is available immediately according to the ad.

Apparently situated between the L, JMZ and G trains, the apartment advertises exposed brick and high ceilings – desirable but only if you are willing to put up with conversations like “Oh really, Mike? ‘Apathy towards the Middle East is bankrupting the nation’s morality?’ Stop using my shampoo. “ [NYO]Christopher Cameron


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