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Apr 22, 2008

Is Berlin the New New York? Have renters been raped too many times?

We have noticed that recently there is an "Art Drain" to Berlin... Our artists, musicians and free spirits are being priced out of Manhattan by greedy landlords, whose rents are so exorbitant now that there's really not much point anymore....

Quite common amongst artists living in the US is credit card debt and tax debt. So moving to Europe makes sense to them as they don't have any $US to their name anyway. May as well live in relative poverty in Berlin where the rent is half as much and you don't have to sell out to survive.

The attitude is different there. You can find bars that will ask for 'whatever you believe is fair'. Pretty unusual eh?

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