"City residents are now shelling out nearly 60 percent of their income to live here, according to a new study by the website StreetEasy. The median monthly city rent is set to hit $2,700 - or more than 58 percent of residents' median income." - Jennifer Gould Keil, New York Post, March 3, 2015. Here is the article.
But given the crushing work load for anyone associated with the legal sector, it's almost mandatory to bunk not far from your place of business.
However, the ugly underbelly of that is that you probably live paycheck to paycheck. That can make you New York-grumpy.
Consider getting jobs in fly-over country.