58 West 58th Street #8D
1 bed•1 bath
Condo in Midtown
77 Fifth Avenue
Rental Unit in Flatiron
Madison Square Park Towerаt 45 East 22nd Street
Condo in Flatiron
Drug Dealers live here. They hang out in front steps/stoop all the time and there's always people stopping by to buy off them, cars are always double parked out front. Nobody seems to care and the cops never come by. I think they live in the first floor. They hang out front of the building across the street too.
How about the sales market? Seems like apartments are on the market for a long time.
The rental market continues to strengthen in Forest Hills. I found that two-bedroom in Forest Hills near Broadway costs about $1,800.
What is the real estate outlook for Forest Hills? Are prices stabilizing or declining? It seems like the inventory is increasing.
East Village is a good option.
Around Astor Place, St Marks if you can afford it.
Hello all! I am moving to NYC in early 2017. I am seeking advice on where I should look at renting.
I enjoy exploring, independent cinema and movie theaters, unique and fun installations and art shows, tea shops, book stores, great food - hole in the wall with a homey feel and tasty, hip food places, parks for picnics, farmers markets, flower shops, and an electricity that hums through the air. I am a single lady in my mid 20's and plan on dating lots as well.
Any suggestions or advice is incredibly appreciated!
LIC condo prices have continued to soar. The idiot comedy brigade of steve, alan and somewhereelse is hilarious in hingsight.
Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Just another website !! haha
This was a fun one. Remember how Steve said LinkedIn was "just a website"? I would love to have created a website worth $26B.
>Ooh, I love made-up words.
Irregardless of your love for made up words, I'm with bjw in wanting to see Steve and Wbuttocks return.
Which are the quietest blocks on the UWS below 86th Street? I'm talking about minimal noise from sirens, fire engines, ambulances, trucks, constructions, specially at night. Of course I realize this is Manhattan so you never here crickets!
BedStuy is my personal favorite neighborhood in Brooklyn! From the block parties to all the new restaurants (NOT just in the historic district - they're opening everywhere) and cafes, ramen places and gorgeous brownstones throughout the 'hood is rich in history and more vibrant than ever. Check this out in Brownstoner - http://www.brownstoner.com/neighborhoods/bed-stuy/
I think I am missing something - What is the real draw of bed-stuy apart from a few streets with some wonderful brownstone houses? Bed-stuy neighborhood is big, and really, outside of the historic district the rest is still pretty gritty especially areas near the JMZ trains.
I know those who have invested in Bed-Stuy know that it is great and I would love to know a bit more.
google image searches always turn up interesting things: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-mXhGb53WxhY%2FU8u24zhq_rI%2FAAAAAAACQ_A%2Fsz3xdMwfu0Y%2Fs1600%2Fnyc-map-boroughs%2Bcopy.gif&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftruenewsfromchangenyc.blogspot.com%2F2014%2F06%2Fis-teachout-ready-for-her-introduction.html&docid=yXakDhmZlIXhZM&tbnid=kaBx1aJ1EONT4M%3A&w=864&h=746&bih=585&biw=1277&ved=0ahUKEwiRlcDdqM7MAhUi3IMKHc8JC58QMwgtKAwwDA&iact=mrc&uact=8
But you have no counter examples? 1:0 seems pretty easy to analyticalize, Bhurg.
One purchase. You're analytical skills are weak.
Thanks for your comments, everyone. @300_mercer: this site is monitored for inappropriate comments (personal attacks, vulgarity), but for the most part, it's a pretty wide open, free-wheelin' conversation.
Maybe instead of creating these generic neighborhood guides you could have tried to fix the "Recorded Sales" feature...
These look just like AirBNB - nothing original or unique. For Soho - you should mention Soho Strut - the neighborhood blog. For Tribeca you should mention Tribeca Citizen.
Does Zabar's really need to be mentioned three times? After all it only a supermarket.....
I like your thoughts, Keith. Thank you. It does seem really stable compared to other Brooklyn neighborhoods that are characterized by transformation and gentrification controversy. It seems the land marking efforts are keeping new condo developments out. I wondered if that lack of new development is keeping this neighborhood under the radar.
I thinking of putting an offer in on a 3 story Victorian with a garage and yard that costs as much a 2 bedroom apartment on my neighborhood. I don't see any drawbacks but am surprised no one seems to know where it is much less thought of moving there.
It is and has been an very nice neighborhood, actually quite unique. I have also been surprised that it has not seen the kind of expansion we have witnessed in other parts of the borough. We are currently working with a few buyers that are looking out there and things are picking up (lost a highest and best last week on a co-op just off Cortelyou Road/18th street). The real hidden gem are the beautiful large Victorian private homes just a few minutes off of Flatbush avenue. Many had become rooming houses however some are being renovated. Michelle Williams just purchased a home here, maybe she'll do for Ditmas what we saw happen in Boerum Hill!?
What it is lacking is new construction, however there are many nice prewar buildings and a few 70's era doorman buildings scattered around the neighborhood (See 1818 Newkirk ave). I would call the neighborhood stable with many happy long term residents, new people moving in and in my opinion a lot of potential. If you are looking for an affordable good old fashioned Brooklyn neighborhood, not trendy however very livable ; Ditmas, Midwood may be a place to look. Don't forget about Kensington as well...
The Burkhardt Group
Is there something I am missing about this neighborhood? It seems like it should be a little more in-demand but I don't hear a lot of people talking about it.
There are a lot of beautiful houses. The subway and services are good. Even though it is not cheap, it seems like a deal compared to other parts of Brooklyn.
Adjacent Midwood is a little less interesting and further form the park but still not too bad.
That's a pretty good list. Some might quibble with your rankings here and there, but a good list regardless.
What are the best streets in Southampton Village and does that translate into actual differences in property values? By best street, I am referring to the quality of the streets' homes (visual appeal), the natural beauty of the road, if any, and the landscaping provided by the homes on the street.
In summary, which streets are the very nicest to look at / drive down:
I have created this ranked list, but would like to get other people's point of view on the ranking and property values:
First Neck Lane
Ox Pasture Road
South Main Street
Halsey Neck Lane
Great Plains Road
Captains Neck Lane
Coopers Neck Lane
Little Plains Road
I just moved up to 176th on the concourse and have felt safe albeit appearing like an obvious gentrifier. There may also be rezoning along nearby jerome avenue that will change things even further. I decided to get in early before the prices rise. They are still some finds at pre-boom prices but not for long...The Furman center has interesting reading on gentrification: http://furmancenter.org/files/sotc/NYUFurmanCenter_SOCin2015_9JUNE2016.pdf and on housing appreciation: http://furmancenter.org/files/Q12015_9_3_A.pdf
There is an agent in my office who speializes and live in that area. I'm sure he would be willing to talk to you about the issues:
DG Neary Realty
Check this out from 2010....
Bushwick and Bed-Stuy were once rated worse for safety so take what you like from that.
Also this just happened...
which i think shows some serious improvements underfoot
And the sales figures mean you aren't alone.
I am a first time home buyer looking for a place in Bronx (priced out of Brooklyn and Queens).
I seem to really like the area around the Grand Concourse (167 Street), but am afraid of the crime rate in the Bronx in general. My ideal place would be short commute to the city, and a low crime area. I was wondering if you guys have any clue if this should be a good neighborhood to move in, and also a place where my investment in the home pays off in the long term.
I am single and looking for a 2bed place, so i will most likely be renting out the other bedroom to help pay off the mortgage.
If you thought the legendary Inwood noise problems were limited to the Dykeman restaurant area... think again. This building is one of the noisiest in the neighborhood. Residents send their screaming children into the alleyway all day long... Instead of, um... taking them to the enormous park and playground a mere 2 blocks away. So dozens of neighboring buildings are forced to hear shrieking and pounding all weekend long. Sad for the kids. Sadder for the neighbors.
Agency issues coyote warning: Have you seen any
So smaller than the C0yotes upstate?
They're like small dogs. Usually harmless. The ones around the city are quite small.
Riversider, you want coyotes?
I'm with you. The smell is not so bad, but then again, I've never been a target.
Gentrification gone wild: Luxury building forklifts SUV off street
By Melkorka Licea
April 30, 2016 | 10:11pm
Gentrification gone wild: Luxury building forklifts SUV off street
Here’s the shocking moment a construction crew hoisted a Williamsburg family’s SUV off the street to make room for work on a luxury building site.
Contractors for Two Trees Management used a forklift to uproot the 2004 Infiniti while working on the $2 billion redevelopment of the former Domino Sugar Refinery.
- white brick is much uglier than red brick.
- glass towers will age in time and look blah.
- new construction is overpriced and you'll get taxed to death when abatements expire.
- red brick beats tenement living.
that always happens AR- I see my friends who travel into town but rarely see my friends who live close by in the suburbs. So odd how that happens. I also entertained in my one bedroom apts and studio - I had dinner parties from 6-16 people at one time or another. Now I rarely do - maybe it's parenthood
Latest on this site, a new condo: http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/03/11/ground_zero_mosque_developer_beefs_up_jean_nouvel_condos.php
The view of the garbage gazebo today (the tower in the first photo is the Brittany, rental, 1775 York Ave):
dnainfo says she didn't exactly run in front. It was stopped and she crawled under it to retrieve her dog when it started moving. While gruesome, one wonders why she wouldn't have just banged on the door and asked the nice man not to move for a sec.
> Visibility is poor on these garbage trucks, something the city should be addressing with the 3 deaths they've caused this year.
I totally agree
I disagree. Should we be ordering new low top garbage trucks? Should we have additional men (or women) standing guard? I don't want to pay for that.
I did this a year ago. So far it's been great. I recommend it to everyone - post-war units east of Lex trade well below Williamsburg condos.
but why not bed-stv or crown heights instead??
Yes of course, a 3 year transportation convenience. 1100 days.
And all transportation projects that have a negative return on revenue are always completed on time.
Yes, please. Leave Williamsburg. The hype of Williamsburg as a destination for visitors will decrease. But I don't think the L shutting down will have much of an impact on buyers who have a 5 year outlook. They may get a good deal and anticipate a return in 5 years despite the 3 year transportation inconvenience.
When will the 2nd Avenue subway be complete? When will the L train be shut down?
Take a walk around that neighborhood on a Saturday night at 11:00pm , you'll have all the answers that you need
Another comment to add here about the neighborhood: rumor has it that a Trader Joes will be opening on Columbus Avenue between 92nd and 93rd Streets in the first floor and basement of 100 West 93rd St. More details here:
Hi there, This is of course a very subjective question, and plenty of people love the area. As someone who did not I feel compelled to share my input, but please take it all with a grain of salt. First, the positives. That area of CP is stunning and much less packed with tourists. The reservoir is lovely. If you like tennis, you have premium access. The Whole Foods is easy, quick lines and plenty of space, which is a great perk. For me that's where it ended as compared to other parts of the UWS. No one can tell me there is no difference between the 90s and low 80's. It's a totally different feel. I can tell you I felt much less safe once the sun went down, even at 8 pm. The projects are an issue. It's large swaths of the area with no pride of ownership or concern with real estate value (so trash left on the sidewalk regularly), and there are known disputes between gangs. We witnessed some of this from our window. Of course this represents a small minority of residents I'm sure, but it was noticeable. The restaurants are great, but you have to walk home at night through the 90's. There are other issues. If you have kids who may start waking on their own in the next decade, you should really go for a walk alone around 9:30 pm as suggested above. Walk between Broadway and CPW and just walk up Amsterdam and Columbus. I sense this is not what you wanted to hear, but I tend to agree that if you're asking it is probably not for you. That said, plenty of people love it. The people I know who don't mind it have been there a very long time. I moved from West 70th (after midtown west, both of which I liked) and after two years was back to the low 80's. Huge relief.
This is excellent info. We did the walk to Whole Foods and it was short enough, but I didn't realize the return is downhill. Nice benefit. We also looked at the menus on B'way and Amsterdam restaurants around there, and as you note I realized they were definitely reasonably priced. As far as the building and block - we already vetted those (we have a particular property in mind) and are quite happy with all those aspects.
We're spoiled by the convenience of our current hood. We can be at dozens of restaurants and bars, and every single west side subway line within a 5 min walk. But it comes at the cost of living in probably the most crowded neighborhood in this country. It's great to know that in getting a much more beautiful and family friendly neighborhood in UWS, we won't be sacrificing too much in terms of convenience.
The express subway at 93/94 and 95/96th street and Broadway is a fantastic benefit: it basically means you can get to a huge number of places (even into Brooklyn) within about 30 minutes.
My favorite things about the area between 86th to 96th:
-- many great and reasonably priced restaurants
-- easy access to M86, M96 and M106 crosstown buses
-- M7 and M11 buses are also very convenient (better than just the M104 on Broadway or the super-infrequent M5 on Riverside)
-- downhill from WholeFoods at 97th/Col and West Side Market at 98th/Bdwy so easier to bring shopping home. In fact, supermarkets are much better quality up here than in the 72nd-86th street area (Fairway is crowded, and if you really want to get to TJ on 72/Bdwy it's only one express stop away).
-- convenient amenities -- several hardware stores etc.
That said, I'd also focus on the specific building and specific block as much as wonder about the entire surrounding area:
-- What is the building like?
-- Is it well kept and clean?
-- Does the street have noise or trash?
-- How close you are to amenities like restaurants you like?
So if the new entrances are at Third Avenue, what's happening now at the corner of Lex? I saw concrete barriers going up on the street between Park and Lex on 63rd -- mobile contractors' offices installed etc. Workers on street told me it's for work beginning to connect the F & Q lines underground. Does anyone know more about what is planned in terms of how disruptive this will be? Are they going to be digging up the street?
New entrance on every corner of 63rd and 3rd
no new entrance planned as far as i know, but Q should Midtown West and Times Square area
Looking at an apartment I really like in this neighborhood... how much of a change do people think there will be once the new Q line opens at this intersection next winter? Will there be an entrance on 3rd Avenue as well?