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Those are some nice shelves. Now you just have to ignore the floor. (Source: Charles Rutenberg Realty)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

Three Bedrooms and a Ladder in the Bathroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $2,300
Location: 1938 77th Street
Description: The pictures of this apartment clearly show the “gut renovation” mentioned in the post. But looking beyond the grim construction workers and the allergy-inducing dust, you can see a beautiful apartment (I used a similar tactic on my acne-pocked friend in high school). There is no mention of dogs or cats, but the realtor notes that international students are okay.
Contact:Donald Oula, Charles Rutenberg Realty, (917) 853-4680

One Bedroom and a Shadowy Figure in Bath Beach
Price: $1,350
Location: 8785 Bay 16th Street
Description: With a window-view of some random two-story home, this apartment is perfect for those who just want an apartment. There’s also cable ready in the apartment, which might just mean that there is a white cable for basic channels. In which case, thanks for the obvious information, realtor.
Contact: Shaan Ali, US25 Realty, (347) 261-1632

Two Bedrooms and Two Floors in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,750
Location: 1052 66th Street
Description: Besides for being on two floors, this apartment has “impeccable” bedrooms. The apartment looks huge and very spacious. Unfortunately, pets and smokers aren’t allowed so I suggest a Furby and one of those vaporizers that’s all the rage.
Contact:Kurt Vikki, Douglas Elliman, (718) 840-2047

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Source: Google Maps

Source: Google Maps

A three-story building at 6923 18th Avenue, on the corner of 70th Street, has been scooped up by Cheng Shi, a developer who plans to expand the property’s retail offerings, as well as build new medical offices.

The deal closed last month for $1.98 million, negotiated by Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates broker Jeffrey Unger. (Note: city records indicate a sale price of $990,000. We contacted the broker, who provided the $1.98 million figure, for confirmation and will update when we hear back.)

Shi plans to renovate the building, with two ground-floor retail spaces and medical and dental offices on the second and third floors.

The building currently sports just shy of 4,800 square feet of space, split equally for retail, office and residential uses, according to PropertyShark. It was built in 1931, and sits a 20-foot-by-80-foot lot. No plans for construction have yet been filed with the Department of Building, according to the agency’s website.

UPDATE (12:13 p.m.): We confirmed the price, and a strikeout has been added above.

 

(Source: High Class Realty)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

Three Bedrooms in Bath Beach
Price: $2,100
Location: 8778 21st Avenue
Description: Located in a private home with parking included, this apartment looks like a good deal. The bathroom also has a Mediterranean-type of tile that distracts you from how narrow the bathroom is.
Contact:Svetlana Borovskiy, High Class Realty, (718) 333-0700

Four Bedrooms in Borough Park
Price: $2,800
Location: New Utrecht Avenue
Description: This apartment has been completely renovated and boasts a world of closet space. The bedrooms are blue but the space in this apartment won’t leave you blue (until you realize there’s a broker’s fee).
Contact: Michael Merola, Citi Habitats, (917) 892-6664

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,300
Location: 8201 19th Avenue
Description: While this apartment is relatively cheap, there’s a high upfront cost of first month, security and the dreaded broker’s fee. Perhaps you can just offer up your first born.
Contact: Josh, Renter’s Dream Realty, (917) 647-4352

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Rendering of the proposed Eighth Avenue Center by Raymond Chan. Source: World Journal via Voices of NY

Rendering of the proposed Eighth Avenue Center by Raymond Chan. Source: World Journal via Voices of NY

A group of Chinese developers are looking to erect a mall, office building, hotel and residential complex on the border of Sunset Park and Dyker Heights, where they recently plunked down $51.5 million for the land.

The project, tentatively named Eighth Avenue Center, is slated for 6208 8th Avenue. The 160,700-square-foot site is currently a parking lot abutting the N line. When construction wraps up, the owners expect to see five buildings packing in a total of 1.1 million square feet of space.

World Journal, translated by Voices of New York, reports:

Raymond Chan, a co-developer whose architecture firm will design the project, said that because of zoning restrictions, this piece of land is the only lot in the Eighth Avenue neighborhood in Brooklyn that can be used for large-scale development. The project will not only alter the skyline of the neighborhood but also bring great changes in the dynamic of the Chinese community in Brooklyn.

“Today’s Eighth Avenue is like Flushing 15 years ago,” said Chan. He said that as a rapidly establishing Chinese neighborhood, the Eighth Avenue area has huge potential for development. So he and several other Chinese developers pooled together $50 million to purchase the land from Jewish developer Andy Cohen. They plan to build one mixed-use building of three floors of underground parking space, three floors of shopping area, and an activity center for community organizations, one 17-floor office building, one seven-floor and 150-room hotel, and two 15-floor residential condos.

Chan said for the only lot that is zoned C4-3 for large-scale development in the neighborhood, the price of $50 million was reasonable. He said the deal closed May 21. The plan is subject to change pending community board approval.

The lot appears to straddle the jurisdictions of Community Board 7 and Community Board 10, so they may need joint approval.

The owners told the publication that they hope to begin construction in the spring.

An aerial view of 6208 8th Avenue. (Source: Google Maps)

An aerial view of 6208 8th Avenue. (Source: Google Maps)

(Source: Ardor New York)

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One Bedroom in Mapleton
Price: $1,320
Location: 64th Street and 24th Avenue
Description: Here’s a new one: an L-shaped kitchen. The apartment has new hardwood floors and based on the pictures it gets a lot of natural sunlight. The realtor lists no pets and no smokers in the same bullet point; leading me to the sound conclusion that she views them on the same level.
Contact: Sophia Kapassakis, Ardor New York Real Estate,  (646) 266-7598

One “Semi-Modern” Bedroom and a Tree in Dyker Heights
Price: $1,150
Location: 1200 71st Street
Description: Have you always wanted to sound like an absolute pretentious MOMA loving wanna-be? Well, here’s your chance.This apartment gives you the chance to tell your visiting friends that this is a “Semi-Modern” bedroom and of course you’ll have a Pollock somewhere in the living room. Oh wait, you’re in Dyker.
Contact:Steven Ramos, Four Seasons Realty Company, (347) 585-1594

Four Bedrooms in Borough Park
Price: $3,000
Location: New Utrecht Avenue
Description: Besides for the weird baby blue in several of the rooms, this apartment has a quaint little kitchen. It reminds me of that time I was stuck in Pennsylvania and drank Yuenglings to occupy myself. It probably has something to do with the wood cabinets.
Contact: Michael Merola, Citi Habitats, (917) 892-6664

Two Bedrooms in Dyker Heights
Price: $1,700
Location: Bay Ridge Parkway and 11th Avenue
Description: I submit to you here the highest in Dyker Heights fashion. True Rococo, new money style. Yes, this apartment listing has a spacious layout but who has time to consider this when there’s a huge chandelier hanging over the bedroom. In the next picture, there’s also a chandelier, but this one got so heavy that they just put it on the bed. Consider it your snuggle buddy.
Contact:  Nathalie Dominique Parra, R/E, (917) 995-6463

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Not only does this apartment have a corner but there are also windows. (Source: St. James Realty)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

Two Bedrooms and an Intercom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,400
Location: 1802 Bay Ridge Avenue
Description: With an intercom and a thermostat to control your environment, you’ll soon be saying, “beam me up, Scotty” in this fancy, modern apartment. And trains are nearby to take you “to New York City” because apparently the real estate Gods have removed Southern Brooklyn from the city (but apparently they don’t mind charging us town-folk city prices).
Contact: St. James Realty, (718) 288-2292

Three Bedrooms in Bath Beach
Price: $1,900
Location: Bay 43rd Street
Description: This apartment has two floors, a backyard and two bathrooms. It’s a really nice looking place, until you get to the bedrooms, with some carpets that seem more than a little bit out of place.
Contact: Rapid Realty Dumbo, (347) 260-6877

Two Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,500
Location: 80th Avenue and New Utrecht Avenue
Description: Here’s another apartment that is on a tree-lined block. I love tree-lined blocks, those not-so-rare things. The apartment has really nice wood floors with a yellow colored bedroom.
Contact: Ahmed Taha, Spire Group, (718) 290-7483

Two Bedrooms and a “Reserved Street” in Gravesend
Price: $1,600
Location: 1811 West 6th Street
Description: This “cute” newly renovated apartment is good for a new family, according to the realtor. But then who knows what to believe when the same person writes that the street is “reserved.”
Contact: Ianeeka, Fave Realty, (347) 458-8054

If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

“Pristine” Two Bedrooms in Dyker Heights
Price: $1,600
Location: 1183 73rd Street
Description: In all my interwebs travels, I’ve rarely come across beautiful apartment pictures from realtors. But this listing has pictures that transcends the form into art. It also looks like someone finally figured out how to use Instagram filters. The kitchen opens up into the living room and is separated by an island. The bedrooms don’t look very big but who cares when you have a kitchen island?
Contact: Roseanne Degliuomini, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (718) 710-1844

Two Bedrooms with a Verrazano Bridge View in Bath Beach  
Price: $2,100
Location: 26th Avenue
Description: This “condo like” apartment is on the fourth floor, giving you a good view of that bridge that unfortunately connects us to Staten Island. The realtor also writes that there is outdoor space but from looking at the pictures, it could hardly be called usable space since it’s a thin narrow cat-walk area.
Contact: Dmitry Yakhnis, Rapid Realty, (347) 619-3462

One Bedroom and a Million Windows in Borough Park
Price: $1,375
Location: 1683 57th Street
Description: With more windows than I care to count, the realtor is probably right in claiming that this apartment is “sun drenched.” There are four closets and the kitchen is actually a kitchen and not just a slender piece of the apartment.
ContactStamatios TsilimosArdor New York, (440) 821-5472

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67th St, Brooklyn, NY 11219

Check this crib. (Source: Okelly Realty)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,450
Location:  67th Street and 16th Avenue
Description: This apartment is being marketed by the realtor M.Kelly, R.Kelly’s less glorious sibling. And it only gets better with this hot and fresh out the kitchen apartment listing. The bathroom comes with cheetah print curtains. Just make sure to not get trapped in these closets.
Contact: M. Kelly, Okelly Realty, (718) 745-1100

Three Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $2,000
Location: 70th Street and off 18th Avenue
Description: With huge windows and an equally large kitchen, you can’t go wrong with this apartment. And it has a “full-size refrigerator and stove” for all you full-size humans out there.
Contact: Tina Casale, Citi Habitats, (718) 753-0680

Three Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $2,395
Location: 2386 Boynton Place
Description: I present to you free parking. Not parking for a fee, but free. To say the windows for this apartment are large would be very misleading because they’re absolutely huge.
Contact: Zane Miller, 25 Realty, (347) 441-7067

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Big rooms, small windows are the apartment equivalent of freaks. (Source: Oxford Property Group)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,395
Location: 77th Street and Bay Parkway
Description: While I agree with the realtor that the apartment is spacious, I think we have a different sense of what plenty of sunlight is. The impression I get from that is it will feel like the sun is sitting by my window. But what these pictures show is tiny slivers of light. I guess you can imagine they’re spotlights in the grand drama you call your life.
Contact: Frankel Desdunes, Oxford Property Group, (347) 683-01

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,100
Location: 1739 West 3rd Street
Description: If there’s one reason to look at this apartment, it’s the kitchen. There’s enough space in there for a small table or a huge bird cage.
Contact: Gregory D’Avola, Arena Properties, (718) 484-7999

Two Bedrooms in Bath Beach
Price: $1,600
Location: Bay 22nd and Bath Avenue
Description: The cherry wood floors in this apartment are very classy and invite you to walk around barefoot. That’s really all I have to say about this place, leaving you with the not-so-pleasant thought of my feet.
Contact: Ashan Akmal, Rapid Realty, (646) 750-7844

Two Bedrooms and a Narrow Hallway in Bensonhurst
Price: 74th Street and Bay Parkway
Location: $1,695
Description: The hallway is long and thin, a perfect abode for all sorts of ghouls. The kitchen is big and you’ll find enough natural light.
Contact: Ida Hamdan, Ardor Realty, (212) 588-3000

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(Source: St. James Realty)

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com. And if you live in or near one the places below, let neighbors know what you think in the comments.

Two Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,400
Location: 1802 Bay Ridge Avenue
Description: Now here’s a realtor I don’t hate. He writes that there’s a laundry room in the building and he backs that up with a few pictures of that laundry. Call me gullible, but that’s proof right there. Unfortunately, pets aren’t allowed so me and Ms. Fluff-Cake will be taking our business elsewhere.
Contact: James Orlando, St. James Realty, 718-256-5100

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,300
Location: 68th Street and 21st Avenue
Description: This apartment meets all your basic standards, with a bathroom that comes with walls and a bedroom. But the one unsettling thing is the “kitchen combo.” Based on a Bensonhurst Bean analysis (Google search) we’ve found that this deceptively appealing phrase may actually refer to one of those mini-fridges, which is great for a mini-bar but not for your regular-sized needs
Contact: Zuz Realty, (718) 513-3763

Two Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $1,400
Location: 85th Street and 24th Avenue
Description: The best way to find a reliable realtor is by looking at their photo. Are they taking selfies? If so, then go with him because he’s obviously got his priorities straight. This apartment has a really well-lit kitchen, all the better to see just how small it is.
Contact: Azhan Akmal, Rapid Realty,  (646) 750-7844

If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.

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