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Monday
Feb042013

Property Shark Lists Imaginary Brooklyn Neighborhood on "Most Expensive" List.

via nabewise.comThere are two Brooklyn Neighborhoods in Property Shark's list of Top 10 Most Expensive Neighborhoods in New York City, and Park Slope is neither of those two.  According to the list, Boerum Hill is the priciest Brooklyn 'hood, and the sixth most expensive in all five boroughs.  DUMBO squeaked through in ninth place.  The median sale price in BH was $950,000.  In DUMBO, the median price was nearly $860,000 (down from over 1.2 Million in 2011).

Here's why this is bullshit.  Boerum Hill isn't even an actual neighborhood.  If you ask anyone who lives anywhere along that stretch of the F-train where no one ever gets a seat during the morning rush hour, people will easily identify that they're living in Carroll Gardens or Cobble Hill, but no one has ever been able to clearly articulate (at least to my satisfaction) where the borders of "Boerum Hill" actually are.  The best you can get from someone is that it's vaguely somewhere between Buttermilk Channel and that horrible multiplex where everyone's always talking on their cell phones during the movie.  Even Wikipedia can't tell you where the boundaries are. "The western border is variously given as either Smith or Court Streets, and Warren or Wyckoff Streets as the southern edge."  That's why Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams told everyone they were moving to Boerum Hill in Brooklyn--they knew no one would ever be able to stalk them, there.

So, Property Shark gets a big ol' "PFFFT" for putting a neighborhood on the list which may not actually exist.  And as for you Park Slope property owners?  Well, you all should try harder to be rich and fancy, if you want to be on this list next year.

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