The jig is up. The secret is out. People are flocking to Brooklyn in droves.
The reasonable prices, proximity to the city, and the quiet of living outside Manhattan have motivated buyers and renters alike to cross the bridge. Our article, New York Habitat offers rentals in Brooklyn Housing Boom, comments on the borough’s rise to fame. Within Brooklyn, New York Habitat has put the spotlight on a one-bedroom brownstone apartment (NY-11601) in the thriving neighborhood of Boerum Hill.
Furnished, One-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn:
“It was just perfect!”
In his review, Armand of the Netherlands raves about this “very nice apartment” and the services of New York Habitat. This one-bedroom accomodation is situated on the garden level of a brownstone. Primely located on tree-lined Wycoff Street, the apartment is merely two blocks in one direction from trendy Smith Street and, in the other direction, four blocks from the bustling Atlantic Avenue.
The 700 square foot apartment features decorative fireplaces and windows that look out onto a charming garden. The garden is maintained by the owners who reside in the floors above the rental and who have also proven to be incredibly helpful to the occupants.
Donna comments that the apartment “had everything we required for our stay and the hosts even supplied a high chair and some toys for our child.” Several families have rented this apartment, all of whom have appreciated the comfort of the apartment and of the “great family neighborhood.”
The brownstone is conveniently located near the F and G trains, which run along Smith Street. The F train is only three short stops away from Manhattan. A little further away are the B, M, N, Q, R, 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains at Atlantic Avenue, which also carry you into Manhattan.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn:
Stretching from about Third Avenue to Court Street and from Schermerhorn Street to Douglass Street, Boerum Hill has overcome a see-saw of a history. By the 1960s, the neighborhood had drastically declined. It lost its name of Boerum Hill and was lumped together with several other neighborhoods to form the area called Gowanus or South Brooklyn.
Beginning in the 70s, a group of preservationists made it their mission to restore the area to its former glory. They began to inhabit and revitalize the 19th century brownstones that dominate the area. As the fruits of their labor began to flourish, new business arrived in the area, as well as interested renters and buyers. The neighborhood, then, reclaimed its previous name, Boerum Hill.
Today, Boerum Hill has become a showroom of renovated brownstones, new and trendy restaurants, a happening bar scene, and charming cafes. Smith Street and Atlantic Avenue have become hot spots for Brooklyn’s happy hour and the weekend night scene.
New York Magazine, in fact, named Smith Street “the most innovative, exciting restaurant row” in the city. Not only has Boerum Hill become a fun destination for Brooklynites, but tourists and even inhabitants of Manhattan are beginning to flock there.
What makes this Brooklyn brownstone a Hidden Gem?
New York Habitat currently has many apartments being offered in Brooklyn. This one-bedroom apartment stands out among the rest because of its charming location, the soothing garden view, and the accommodating nature of the owners. All in all, this apartment has proven to be a Hidden Gem. And if you really like the neighborhood, we have plenty of other apartments for you in Boreum Hill and in adjacent Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Gowanus.
Do you know of any happening bars or great restaurants in the Boerum Hill area? Leave a comment below.