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  • Elisa Huang

    I wish someone was also doing this in Manhattan/most of Brooklyn. It's always been expensive to live in New York, but the aggressive prices for the city's storefronts and living spaces in the last 15 years have entirely priced out younger people and creatives that are trying to get their start or make their mark. Thousands of people gravitate to NY annually and could potentially be great contributors to the culture and industries there, if they could only afford to live there.

  • Diana Ahrens

    I think this is really wonderful. The comments section of that article is nuts.

  • Douglas Sellers

    I think that this is important for Silicon Valley to do in order to survive in it's current form. A lot of Silicon Valley is built on young talented engineers who are only one or two years out of school and those people can't afford to be paying Silicon Valley rent's right now. This makes that portion of the country less desirable for them and in the long term could sap some of the energy that makes Silicon Valley go. By lower rent Brin, in some ways, is helping Silicon Valley and Google. Lower rent means more young talent. More young talent means more small startups that Google can buy and more smart engineers Google can hire.

    • Doris Yee

      Just because your rent is cheap doesn't mean your service or product is cheap though. I think this article would have been more interesting or insightful if we knew what those particular businesses offered to the young talent coming in...