from a NYT article on how rents in NYC are falling "Ms. Hsiao, 23, and her roommate, David Liu, 24, settled on a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment in Midtown on the West Side. It was listed for $4,200. They offered $3,650 a month and were accepted. After one month free and a $2,000 signing bonus, the total came to $3,215 monthly, and they did not have to pay the brokerâs fee. âThis apartment was definitely a great find and a bargain compared to 1.5 years ago,â Mr. Liu wrote in an e-mail message. âItâs definitely a rentersâ market now.â What kind of salary are these idiots making that they think they are getting a bargain at $3215 ????? Must be some scam job.