Mayoral Candidate Scott M. Stringer stood outside of a vacant lot in Brownsville, Brooklyn in response to opposing candidates Shaun Donovan and Ray McGuire incorrectly believing that $100k was the median cost of a home in Brooklyn.
Donovan and McGuire were well off the mark. The correct average median cost of a home in Brooklyn is actually $900k. The vacant lot Stringer stood outside of is valued at $100k. The affordable housing crisis in New York City has been one of the most debated topics in the mayoral race.