phpoPNXhFAM.jpgWant to live in New York City but can't afford Manhattan rents? Guess again! The Daily News is reporting that Brooklyn is now more expensive than Manhattan, and they have reports and data and stuff to back it up (via StreetEasy). Allegedly "the median rental prices in DUMBO, Park Slope and Fort Greene were higher than those in the East Village, Lower East Side, Upper East Side, Midtown East and Murray Hill." (Sales prices were also shown to be higher in certain Brooklyn neighborhoods.) One example: 2-bdrm Brooklyn Heights apartment renting for $4,400 and the same on the LES going for $2,887...but there's no mention of square footage. A quick look at Craigslist showed a 710-sq-ft, 1-bdrm in the Heights for $1900, and a 450-sq-ft, 1-bdrm on the LES for $1795.