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Went to see this building today.
$2480 for a 650sf 1 bedroom in Crown Heights sans-doorman. The hallways didn't have ACs on and there were holes around the vents (which is probably why the ACs were off). None of the courtyard/balcony spaces were sectioned off fully, so people might spill over into your part of the area unless you fill your area up. I could see that becoming a weird issue (or maybe you'll talk to your neighbors more).
There was also a constant whirring from the roof nearby and noise from a train half a block away from the building. Plus, the expected electricity cost was $375. 6 blocks from the train station as well so expect a walk in the snow & sweltering heat. At the very least there are some cute shops along Franklin Ave.
According to a reference book they had on-site, your monthly cost is at least $2850 including utilities if you want a higher-floor apartment with a view of anything besides the building on behind it. Other apartments cost around $2100 if you don't want a washer/dryer. There's an additional $50 charge for that.
What do you guys think? Crazy to charge that much? Or is this building going to get filled up quick?
No opinion on brooklyn other than it sucks.
Says a guy from New Jersey who imported his wife.
No shame in someone with your limited resources trying their hardest to stay near the center of it all cunt. If bk is the best you can do......
I'm a Manhattan resident. I am also Manhattan born.
Where do you go to school?
Columbia County Community Prep
You guys have a lot of beef on here, eh?
Anyway, someone living in New Jersey shouldn't be complaining about Brooklyn. Glass houses, etc...
Also it would be nice to hear actual opinions about the pricing and stuff :P
Jim no longer lives in New Jersey.
Over priced. It's brooklyn. Not even a nice part.
That's code for Jim for a neighborhood with minorities he doesn't approve of.
Reading the first post gave me the impression it's a rental. It's a condo, right? Your first impressions did not seem favorable, and you are the one who would be buying. Listen to yourself; you're saying it's not worth it.
It was a condo named Ishi, but no one wanted to pay $300k for the apartments. They recently converted the building to a rental.
And you're right.
It's too much for a nondoorman building and only 650 sq ft, but if it were in a better neighborhood, maybe...........
while I hear that nabe is 'up and coming' I think that the price is waaaayy too much. if you are even thinking about paying 2480 plus 375 electric for a non-doorman in Brooklyn for 650 s f, you can get a place in a much better area - at least a block or two from a 'real subway' not that bleeding 'shuttle' that takes you to another train. Also, I am not sure how close this section of St. Marks will be to the new stadium or how traffic will run, but steer clear of that area in your search.
Did they drop the price? It looks like 1BRs are going for $1,922 to $2,231 now (or so it says on Streeteasy). Any one know if those are real prices?
Fascinating that some of these buildings get built. 10x10 is just not a comfortable living room even with double height ceiling.
once they drop $1K from that rental, they will go. a shoe box with insane electric costs can only be rented in Manhattan. they should change the neighborhood to Prospect Heights and you'll find plenty of morons to rent it for around $1.7-2K per month.