"Living in the city next to a green space and within a five minute walk to the train...need I say more?"
This duplex jewel will be coming to the market soon. The apartment covers two floors the main floor consists of two wing rooms, with a kitchen, dining alcove and full sized bathroom and under the stairs storage closet. The back room is being used presently as a family/living room while the front room is being used as the master room. A new buyer might choose to switch and have the living room in the front room and the bedroom in the back, or head of the stairs and use the entire second floor as a master suite. A large bedroom with ample closets and windows and a 1/2 bath, and a bonus room are on the second floor. The building has laundry and storage in the basement, as well as access to a common fenced back yard for the building.
Across the street is a playground and trees line the street and in the spring and summer it's a pleasant picture to come home to.
Bedstuy is served by bus lines, and the A/C and J/Z trains which transfer to most other trains in the MTA system. Uber, Lyft and cabs are easy to secure. There are citibikes as well as Car2Go in the area. Residential street traffic is not as heavy as that on the commerical and shopping streets. Fulton Street, DeKalb, Broadway, are all main streets that make it easy to get around the borough. If you are looking for national brand stores, you can find them in BedStuy, as well as mom and pops, and smaller local brands. Restaurants and bakeries are varied and there are restaurants and eateries that rival any Manhattan produced meal just down the street.
Houses have continually increased in value in the area as the market tests the available inventory. Developers have been building larger rental and condo buildings in the area, buying and renovating brownstones, and of course renovating former apartment buildings into condos. Buying in the area is a good value as appreciating prices are not showing any signs of slowing down.
The area has a mix of culture and flare, and many have left the enclaves of Upper Manhattan and the East Side and found the larger apartments in BedStuy a great trade off. Knowing how to make your commute easier is a big key to making the Brooklyn move.
There are apps out there that show you what end of the train to ride and exit from to be closest to the street exit you need, but you can do it yourself as well. Note the end of the station you are closest to when leaving the city, and when arriving at our home station. I know when I travel to work in Tribeca on the C Train that I have to ride at the back of the train to have easy exit in the city, and the same coming home. If I am riding the F Train to midtown I need to be at the front of the train and visa versa coming home. Once you have established your best commute, it is second nature to get on the train and get to work. I have best time to work record; C Train one station to A train, immediately was able transfer with no waiting, and was at my work exit a total of 19 minutes from my door to the train station in Manhattan. Some days it takes longer, but it is part of the daily charm of living in the big apple and something you get accustomed to .
If you have thought about looking for a home that is affordable, over 1000 square feet of non cookie cutter architecture, with laundry and storage and a back yard, this jaunt to Brooklyn may be just what you are looking for. Take the JZ train to Gates station and exit, head down on Gates to Ralph, and two blocks to Madison Street. it is a short walk and if you are hungry, great little bistros on the way.
Living in New York City is defined largely where you live, and what your apartment is like. So, want to change your life? Change your apartment. If you are renting, this home is affordable and instead of paying someone else's mortgage, you will be paying your own.
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