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Entries in show me yours (20)

Friday
Jan112013

Show Me Yours: 1-Bedroom on Hoyt

SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate (and a few from nearby neighborhoods!), and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-erwho lives just down the avenues from proper Park Slope in nearby Carroll Gardens:

  • Location:  Hoyt Street between 1st and 2nd
  • Type: 1 Bedroom with bonus room affectionately known as "the 6X9""
  • Rent or Own: Rent
  • Cost: $1600 (best deal in town)
  • What year did you move into this place? late 2010
  • Square Footage: 550
  • How Did You Find This Place: My wife and I were sitting in the car at the Fairway Parking lot trying to calm ourselves after another apartment fell through.  We'd been searching for six months.  Maybe it was shot nerves or over-caffeination, but I spilled my coffee all over myself and the front seat.  My wife used the Village Voice to mop up the errant Starbucks and spied a tiny ad (1"X1") for our apartment! 
  • Amenities: heat, shelter, water
  • Who Calls this Place Home: A music teacher/writer and a photographer.
  • What’s really good about this joint:  Brownstones have an old New York charm which is not lost on our little building (circa 1865).  The location is great.  We're walking distance to tons of restaurants, bars, and of course Park Slope. 
  • What’s really bad about this joint:  Well, I really hate to complain.....but the fridge is in the living room and the bathroom is an offensive shade of tan-ish/pink.
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    Monday
    Aug202012

    Show Me Yours: 1-Bedroom on 7th Street 

    SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate (and a few from nearby neighborhoods!), and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

    Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-er, who lives just down the avenues from proper Park Slope in nearby Gowanus:

    • Location: 7th St between 3rd and 4th
    • Type: 1-bedroom w/office
    • Rent or Own: rent
    • Cost: $2385 (as of this month - it just went up 6%)
    • What year did you move into this place? 2011
    • Square Footage: 600 square feet, give or take 
    • How Did You Find This Place: broker
    • Amenities: exposed brick, dishwasher, office, skylight and two working fireplaces.
    • Who Calls this Place Home: A writer, someone who works with writers and a small, orange cat.
    • What’s really good about this joint: We love the exposed brick. It's the first time I've had a dishwasher in years and I could never go back. It's been renovated very recently so everything feels new and clean (appliances, walls, etc). The fireplace is amazing in winter. We actually have two but only use the one in the living room. The office is big enough for a desk and a wall of books.
    • What’s really bad about this joint: Very limited closet space. The kitchen and bedroom are pretty small. I think for some people the size would be an issue -- but coming from a studio, it feels pretty big.

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    Tuesday
    Jul312012

    Show Me Yours: 1-Bedroom (with Office) on 6th Avenue

    Photo by Park Slope Lens

    SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

    Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-er:

    • Location: 6th Avenue between 16th St and Prospect
    • Type: Two-bedroom (one is used as an office) with a patio
    • Rent or Own: Rent
    • Cost: $2150/month
    • Square Footage: 1000 sq feet
    • How Did You Find This Place: We found it through a broker which was totally worth it. Our landlords live downstairs and are amazing.
    • Amenities: Washer/Dryer in the basement, air conditioner, lots of windows, brick wall, new fridge and dish washer, Patio with edible grapevine, lofted area for the occasional overnight guest.
    • Who Calls this Place Home: A blogger and animator boyfriend who works from home.
    • What’s really good about this joint:  We have tons of storage and a walk-in closet. Having room for an office was really important for the sake of our relationship. It's centrally located near our friends and ideal for having people over.
    • What’s really bad about this joint: Nothing really, worst thing is the yellow-tinged linoleum in the kitchen.

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    Thursday
    Jul052012

    Show Me Yours: 1-Bedroom on 16th Street 

    SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

    Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-er:

    • Location: 16th Street btwn 4th and 5th
    • Type: One-bedroom
    • Rent or Own: Rental in a condo building.
    • Cost: $2,600/month
    • Square Footage: Big enough for 2 tvs.
    • How Did You Find This Place: Broker (Sigh).
    • Amenities: Balcony view of Manhattan skyline, laundry in unit, gym, kids playroom, storage unit and parking onsite
    • Who Calls this Place Home: A film-editor and a non-profit PR person. Moved in on a Friday, hosted a housewarming two days later and haven't changed it since.
    • What’s really good about this joint:  Modern space. Breathtaking balcony views. Electric grilling.  Clear view of traffic on the BQE and the ability to make alternate travel routes.
    • What’s really bad about this joint:  Lack of closet space. Floors that dirty when a fly lands on them. Electric grilling. Clear view of traffic on the BQE and knowing you’re about to sit in. 

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    Tuesday
    Jun192012

    Show Me Yours: 2-Bedroom on 20th Street

    Photo by Park Slope Lens

    SHOW ME YOURS is a recurring column in which we do two things: show you Park Slope real estate and tell you how much it is. That's pretty much it!

    Here's our latest victim Show Me Yours-er:

    * Location: 20th St. between 4th & 5th Aves.
    * Type: 2-Bedroom, no living room. 
    * Cost: $1500/mont
    * Rent or Own: Rent
    * Sq. Footage: 450 sq. ft.
    * How did you find this place?: Craigslist
    * Amenities: Close to lots of 5th Ave. bars, and very close to the 24-hr laundromat!
    * Who calls this place home?: Two gay guys in their 20's. One works at a software company, and the other writes about movies.
    * What's really good about this joint?: Both of our rooms are very large.
    * What's really bad about this joint?: No living room. Occasional rodent friends.

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