The NYT had an article in yesterday’s Real Estate section talking about the stiff recent rent increases in Manhattan. Nothing really new there, but for informational purposes I have included it. More irksome was the Village Voice’s response to that article which is essentially “if you can’t swing it in Manhattan, you can’t.(period)” Then, to add further insult to injury, the writer lumps in Astoria, Bushwick, and Park Slope with LIC! Sorry if I am missing the transitivity in that argument, the only thing I can surmise is a) the writer lives in Bushwick and b) he obviously had no idea that Danny Tenaglia lived in LIC. Danny Tenaglia!