New Brooklyn Net Luis Scola shocked by New York rents

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According to, the average one-bedroom apartment in New York City rents for $2848 a month. A two bedroom will run you an average of $3631.

Luis Scola and his family have spent the past few seasons in Toronto and Indianapolis but are now moving to Brooklyn, where he signed with the Nets. He wants to do it right — live in the city, walk everywhere, eat out more, not be so suburban. But about those rents…

From Marc Berman of the New York Post:

“I think New York is one of the best cities in the world — a lot of people question New York. They love to visit but not to live,” Scola said. “I’m excited. I like to live there, too, but I don’t like the renting prices.”

Scola will make $5.5 million on his one-year deal in Brooklyn, he can swing those rents. He’s not going to have to live in Hoboken with two people he met on Craig’s List.

But yes, sticker shock.