Many 96-degree days ago, when Mama Brokelyn was a wee lass, she bought a her first Brooklyn apartment: a beaut on Park Place between Carlton and Vanderbilt. It was the 2BR parlor floor of a brownstone with high ceilings, a moldings and a fireplace, for just north of $100K, which came out to roughly $750 a month all told. But that was right after World War II, and Brooklyn was still farmland, and the place came with horse parking. See, dirt-cheap deals are a thing of yore in Prospect Heights (witness this 2BR for $4,200), and they’re getting pretty scarce in Crown Heights too. (If we had about a million nickels to rub together, we’d sink it into an investment property there.) If Mama Brokelyn was still a wee lass, she’d double, triple or quadruple up and move into one of these places, leaving plenty of fat in the budget for carousing at the local joints with the wee lads.
• Here’s a 3BR, 2BA (!) joint with a private terrace (!!) in Crown Heights for $1,800 / month. No pets, and you pay utilities. Or drink enough to generate your own heat.
• Speaking of 96-degree days, this looks like a nice place to spend a heat wave. It’s part of a 1.5 BR for $1,800 that’s advertised as “steps from the Franklin Shuttle” in Prospect Heights. That sounds possibly more like Crown Heights?
• Not only is this 2BR, 2BA (!) place 1,200 square feet (!!), it’s on a “tree lined landmark block in Crown Heights.” Also, basement storage. Also, tin ceiling. Yours for $1,950.