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Are You Living In A Tent In Your Friend's Backyard?

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According to the results of our last survey, at least half of you should be nodding "yes." For those checking the "hell no" box, consider yourselves lucky, although, completely objectively, the expression on these kids' faces makes it look like they're having a pretty good time, which can probably be attributed to DVDA activity going on inside their makeshift homes.

Two NYU grads and a pal who love living in the Big Apple but don't want to pay its high rents are happy campers -- each shells out $100 a month to pitch a tent in a friend's Brooklyn back yard.
"We're trying to make ends meet at a time when it's hard to make ends meet," said Louis Frank, 22, who set up his $169 waterproof, 4½-foot-by-9-foot tent on a wooden plank in the fenced-in Bushwick back yard on June 1.

"We have parents that could give us money to get an apartment," the NYU grad told The Post, "but it's nice to be independent."
The three one-person tents went up behind an apartment building that has six units. The friend occupies a duplex apartment with five others, said Frank.


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