06/24/15 2:00pm

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It’s already almost July, which means that we’re moving into (hah, get it?) the season where everyone who ever went to college somehow has to move at the same time. Why? Because we’re all still clocked into lease turnovers that match academic semesters of days past. So get ready to claw at your fellow higher-educated man for these apartments—they’re pretty sweet. This week we’ve got plenty spots in Crown Heights, a few in Bed-Stuy and one shining gem in Dyker Heights. Have at it! (more…)

06/10/15 1:02pm

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Oh, you thought renting an apartment was all a numbers game, did you? Or maybe you thought it was just literally a game. Either way, you’ll be pleased to hear that the churning corporate machine of city real estate has definitely found some humanity this week. Goodbye, low-pixel jpegs of plastic tile. Hello, high-fidelity photographs of sun-washed hardwood. We’ve got everything from Bed-Stuy to Flatbush to Crown Heights to Bensonhurst. We’ve got 2, 3 and (almost) 4 bedrooms. In short, we’ve probably got what you’re looking for. (more…)

06/03/15 2:48pm
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Got a spare backyard for a tiny house. Image via Craigslist

We’ve certainly heard of people asking if anyone has a spare room or couch in Brooklyn. This has to be the first time someone actually wants to bring not only a room, but their entire house with them. Brick Underground found this Craigslist ad from a CUNY PhD student and professor asking for a place to put his “8×26 ft…off the grid” home. He’s open to living in someone’s backyard or driveway, with the added incentive that “it doesn’t look like a trailer.” Someone people can barely live with the roommates who actually live with them, let alone someone who has a small house in their backyard. But, on the bright side, he’s probably less crazy than that guy living in your local dumpster.

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05/27/15 9:53am

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Can you believe it’s only (almost) June? We skipped spring and scooted right into summer weather, But you can’t just start lazing around, kiddo! Your lease is up soon. You gotta move, remember? As per usual, Brokelyn is making it easy for you. This week’s apartments feature beautiful, sprawling boxes to call home, in locations we never thought we’d see again for a brokester’s price range. Let’s check ’em out, shall we? (more…)

05/13/15 9:56am

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Word on the street is that we’re more expensive than Manhattan (again). Well, I call shenanigans! I call bullshit. I call my mom and tell her that I’m doing well. This week’s apartments are damn affordable, and I haven’t heard of any living situations below Harlem with prices like these. So enjoy browsing these spots in Crown Heights, Ditmas Park, Sunset Park and Bushwick. And thank your lucky thighs it’s shorts season again, so you can curb-shop for furniture without freezing to death. (more…)

04/29/15 1:50pm

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Guys, I’m grumpy. I know it may seem out of character; after all, Brokelyn has long been known for its particular brand of naïveté and its irresistible joie de vivre. But today, finding cheap places to live was actually a nightmare. After fishing through listings for at least one whole Dandy Warhols album, we can certainly bring you places worth moving into in Crown Heights, Flatbush, Kensington, Bushwick and more. But be forewarned, the worst-season-to-move is imminent. The scarcity of this week’s listings is just the beginning! (more…)

Home, cheap home. via Myrtle Avenue Partnership

This could be home, cheap home. via Myrtle Avenue Partnership

We tend to vascillate between telling you real estate is a lost cause and then telling you things like hey, look at this one exception. Well, today we’re on the positive side of the equation, because DNA Info reports that yet more affordable housing is coming to Clinton Hill! A new building at 490 Myrtle Avenue is offering up 19 units to the affordable housing lottery. That means $1,064 two-bedrooms, $877 one-bedrooms and $816 studios. Hey, maybe you can get married and move out, after all.  (more…)

04/01/15 9:54am

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If you’re lucky enough to have escaped the dreaded wintertime move, now is a great time to call it quits on the old place and sign a lease on a new one. The weather’s warmer, the days are longer and house-party season is heating up. Perfect time to warm a new house—if you’re a trained party host like some of our own, that is. This week’s apartments feature barf-friendly hardwood, cocktail-worthy kitchens and architecture that just screams “Let’s go to my bedroom and make out!” (more…)

03/18/15 1:28pm

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Don’t believe the hype: even though all humanity will one day be replaced by scores of condominia, we’ve still got plenty of time to enjoy prewar brownstones and stuff. In fact, we didn’t have any trouble this week picking out a number places you can brag about! You might not even want to leave your house to camp out at coffee shops, since now listings are pushing things like “free wi-fi” and floors that “cater to you.” Sounds like your apartment is more than meets the eye. Finger sandwiches, anyone? (more…)

03/04/15 1:54pm

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Okay, so you may be having some reservations about choosing a neighborhood to live in now that you know there’s a science to it. We get it! Moving isn’t just about the apartment; it’s also about everything that surrounds you when you step outside your front door. Well, most of this week’s apartments will surround you with either Crown Heights or Ditmas Park, as well as a couple spots in Sunset Park and Bed-Stuy. Everything’s three bedrooms or more, since the two-bedroom price creep has left us without anything we could viably call “cheap.” (more…)