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Still affordable housing in Manhattan in Spanish Harlem (and Central Harlem). On my last drive through Harlem I was interested to see more Asians than blacks. Asians pushing strollers. Neighborhoods change. The Spanish West Side is the now-gentrifying Washington Heights, I guess.
To be honest, there isn't any 'affordable' housing anywhere in Manhattan.
Depends on whether you're willing to share an apartment or even a room.
That said, there is plenty of affordable housing in New York City. It's a question of where you want to live, though. Many young people don't want to live in Queens or The Bronx. Brooklyn, maybe, especially if you're a hipster.
I've always considered Hoboken the sixth borough and it's affordable, fast-paced, and easy to get into Manhattan if you want.
So yes, there is affordable housing. Just not the kind the commies want. Really cheap, run-down stuff that everyone can feel miserable in.
"That" was the movie and I agree it ranks among the best. While the Broadway/stage production of 1957 with Jerome Robbin's choreography broke new levels of creativity, it was limited by stage size. The movie used an entirely different canvas. Jazz and Spanish dancing took off after it's release, and male dancers "suddenly" had muscles. I can watch some of those routines over and over again. Rita outdid herself, too.