It’s a new year and a new determination for buyers out there. So, it makes sense that this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo at 87 Garfield Place has hit the jackpot with StreetEasy users.

87 garfield place exteriorIn just two days on the market, more than 100 house shoppers have saved this unit, which is listed at $1,225,000. Why? Perhaps because it’s Park Slope and it’s in a brownstone, which makes it doubly hot.

87 garfield place living roomOf course, prices being what they are in Park Slope, there’s no way to get an entire brownstone without auctioning off the birthrights to your first three offspring.

87 garfield place kitchenBut this unit puts you within reach of everything that makes Brooklyn hipper and more happening than Manhattan. While most major subway stops (2,3,F,G,B) are about half-mile away, the R train at Union Street station is just two-tenths of a mile from the front stoop.

87 garfield place bedroomAt just under 1,200 square feet, this upstairs unit is less than half the size of the 2,328-square-foot duplex unit below it. The duplex sold for $1.53 million four years ago, with a per-square-foot price of $656. That alone tells you how much prices have jumped.

87 garfield place kids roomThis 3-bedroom unit boasts a per-square-foot price of $1,043. That’s a little above the $981 per-square-foot price of Park Slope, but below neighboring areas like Gowanus ($1,246), Boerum Hill ($1,025) and Prospect Heights ($1,272).

As Missy Elliott would sing: Is it worth it? Let’s drill down into the details.


  • Prime, tree-lined, residential block that features PS321, for any little Park Slopers in the house
  • Three bedrooms, which comes in handy for extra bedroom or office space
  • Central air, which makes it possible that come July, you won’t be desperate to get out of the city
  • Gut renovation in 2009 with brand-new kitchen and baths
  • Monthly charges ($277 common charges; $174 monthly taxes), which seem almost preposterously low
  • Washer/dryer unit in the apartment
  • Four blocks to Prospect Park


  • Railroad-type floor plan
  • Small rooms, which is fine for private space, but a little tight for kids or parties.
  • Lower unit has access to the nice little patch of lawn in the back garden
  • Closets are small, which will deter any semblance of a real wardrobe

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