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Now this is what a living room should look like.

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.

Note: Based on conversations with real estate agents and having written this column for a few months now, rent prices begin to increase after this month until they peak during the spring and summer. So if you’re looking to get a place, now is the time when prices are the lowest.

One Spacious Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,450
Location: 82nd Street and Bay Parkway
Description: Even if this realtor is playing a camera trick, this apartment is still pretty big. The living room is big and the wood floors have all been renovated. And all of the doorways seem to have this arabesque shape to them, giving the apartment an interesting vibe.
Contact: Chauncey Palmer, Oxford Property Group, (347)409-7970

Three Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $2,050
Location: 80th Street and 21st Avenue
Description: In the words of the realtor: “This is it!” Behold, an apartment that is bigger than two bedrooms. This selling point of the realtor leaves much to be desired. Do any of the bedrooms get any light? Will I be given a lollipop before or after the apartment viewing?
Contact: Zuz Realty, (718) 513-3763

One Bedroom in Dyker Heights
Price: $1,200
Location: 13th Avenue
Description: Located above a store, this apartment has a new kitchen with lots of counter space. A washer and dryer are included, and the tiles in the bathroom are new. Oh, and it’s also FIOS ready, which I’m jealous of because I’ve been calling FIOS for over a year and they still haven’t made it out to my corner of Southern Brooklyn. Whatever.
Contact: Verrazano Brokerage, (718) 232-9100

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.

Notice the fire-escape in the background. So you know this place is safe.

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: $1,850
Location: 81st Street between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue
Description: Apart from the apartment being bathed in white, what sticks out the most is just how tiny the kitchen is. It looks as though if your waist is bigger than a size 32, you’ll have a hard time making those scrambled eggs. The building is a walk-up, but the realtor doesn’t indicate what floor the apartment is on so if you get this place maybe you won’t have that 32 waist for long.
Contact: Jamie Grissom, Oxford Property Group, (917) 386-8349

Two Bedroom in Dyker Heights
Price: $1,850
Location: 1215 72nd Street
Description: This looks to be a rental brick row house. The wood floors are all new and cooking gas, heat and electricity are included.
Contact: Lisa Lonuzzi. RE Broker, (718) 290-2485

Three Bedrooms and a Hallway in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,550
Location: 1843 67th Street
Description: This apartment is for those who are tired of small or almost non-existent kitchens. Here is a full kitchen with enough room for a table and leg room. There’s even a hallway.
Contact: Coldwell Banker Reliable Rental Division, (718) 921-3100

Two Bedrooms and a Cutout Kitchen in Bath Beach
Price: $1,450
Location: Bay 17th Street
Description: This apartment has a warm quality about it. The kitchen cutout window and the dark wood used on the floors and the door frames all create a cozy feeling in this apartment. Heat and hot water are included.
Contact:  Pat Caltabiano, Exit Realty Top Properties, (917) 945-9155

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.

Elmo approves of this apartment.

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 Bedroom House in Bath Beach
Price: $2,500
Location: 287 Bay 20th Street
Description: Not only does this house have two big bedrooms, it also has a second floor and a finished basement with two rooms. This listing has everything you would want in owning a house without the burden of a mortgage, down payment and the everyday nuisance of home-ownership. All of the pictures show a spacious house with new kitchen appliances and wooden floors in good condition. The only perplexing thing is that the agent decided to get pictures from the place while previous residents seem to be celebrating a birthday party, or maybe it’s just always a party when you live here.
Contact: Sam Chowdhury, Coach Realtors, (646) 648-2794

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,200
Location: 65th Street between 20th and 21st Avenue
Description: The listing says one bedroom, but the realtor concludes that the apartment is actually a 1.5 bedroom apartment because there is an extra room. In the zany world of New York City real estate, that could just be a large closet. Or the living room.
Contact: Mohammed Akmal, Rapid Realty, (646)-546-8344

Two Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,500
Location: 6101 23rd Avenue
Description: The agent for this apartment listing seems to have an obsession with taking pictures of the kitchen because four out of the seven pictures are of the kitchen. That or the other rooms don’t look so good. From the other pictures, you can see that the bedrooms look to be average-sized and the floors are wood.
Contact: Coldwell Reliable Rental Division, (718) 921-3100

Two Bedrooms in Dyker Heights
Price: $1,400
Location: 910 81st Street
Description: Near a few parks like the McKinley Park and many schools, this apartment is located in a convenient spot for people with children. But it seems pretty tiny. So, um, a tiny family. The photos don’t reveal much so you should definitely take a close look at it if you visit.
Contact: Keenan Wilson, Owners Group, (718) 593-3079

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.

Who doesn’t want a T.V. like that? If this was 1982, this would be cutting edge.

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 Borough Park
Price: $1,800
Location: 63rd Street
Description: There’s also a private terrace, a parking spot and a decently sized kitchen. Also, Zack Morris called and he wants his carpet back.
Contact: Samantha Procopova, 212-584-8237

Three Bedrooms on 67th Street
Price: $1,800
Location: 67th Street at 21st Avenue
Description: According to the realtor, the bedrooms aren’t just regular rooms, they’re king size. The utilities include cold water, which I guess is a polite way of saying you have to pay for utilities because cold water is what you get when you don’t pay your utility bills.
Contact: Cody Pan, TM Realty & Management Corp, 718-915-3699

One Bedroom in Bath Beach
Price: $1,400
Location: 8789 Bay Parkway
Description: Located on the second floor of a private home, this apartment doesn’t have much kitchen space since it’s a “combo” with the living room. To make up for it, there’s a small office room. It’s also close to Cropsey Avenue.
Contact: Amy Lam, (646) 479-8468

Three Bedrooms and Two Bathrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $2,000
Location: 1947 85th Street
Description: This kind of apartment seems ideal for roommates since one of the bedrooms has its own bathroom. Each bedroom also has a closet with another three closets in the apartment’s hallway. Pets aren’t allowed.
Contact: Douglas Bruah, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (212) 337-6143

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.

Nothing like a prop ladder in the picture to show that they mean business when they say “fully renovated.”

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 Bath Beach
Price: $1,786/month
Location: Bay Parkway
Description: With hardwood floors, high ceilings and fully renovated kitchen this apartment hits all of the sweet spots. Oh, hey, and it’s no-fee too.
Contact: Mia Miller, Bond New York, (646) 723-3068

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,150/month
Location: 15th Avenue and 72nd Street
Description: Nearby is an elementary school and church and a funeral home, so you can experience all of life’s stages from just one location. And there’s also a separate living room for when you’re in between the stages.
Contact:  Charles Farraj, 1st Premier Realty Network Inc, (718) 745-5792

Three Bedroom in Dyker Heights
Price: $2,050/month
Location: 6901 8th Avenue
Description: Dare I say this place has free parking? It might just be since there is no mention of money involved. Of course, that’s going to cost you through a month and half deposit, a  broker fee and then something called a “move in fee” of $500. Hmm, I always thought my rent was my move in fee.
Contact: Dominic Rio, Filmore Real Estate, (347) 933-0158

One Bedroom in Gravesend With Voice Intercom
Price: $1,850/month
Location: 81st Street
Description: Yes, you read that right. There is a voice intercom. Now you don’t have to stick your head out the window every time someone rings. There’s also “full size” stuff like the bathroom, making it more then just a toilet in your living room. All of the walls are painted white with white tiles in the bathroom, giving the apartment a general sense of hygiene and sterilization.
Contact: Jamie Grissom, Oxford Property Group, (917) 386-8349

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.

Front View

Does everything in this house have rounded corners?

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 Powder Room in Dyker Heights
Price: $3,200
Location: 284 Bay 10th Street
Description: This townhouse hasn’t just been renovated. It was a “thoughtful renovation,” with kitchen appliances like Bosch, Bertazzoni, Sub-zero, and Zephyr and a heated in-ground swimming pool. The only downside to living the rich life is you can’t have pets and smokers won’t be permitted to have a taste of the gilded life. And there’s also a  random sign in the kitchen that says “Good Eats.”
Contact: Edwin Chung, (718) 422-2569

Two Bedroom in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,350
Location: 18th Avenue
Description: With a pretty big kitchen and a separate living room, there’s not much to complain about this place. But there is the issue of the floors. Each one seems to have it’s own floor material. One of the rooms, it looks like the living room, has hardwood floors. Then two of the rooms have the kind of tiled floor you would see in a bathroom. With such a schizophrenic flooring, you can call this apartment… unique.
Contact: Peter Chang, (646) 778-2260

Two Bedroom in Mapleton
Price: $1,600
Location: Dahill Road
Description: Located on the first floor of a private house, this apartment also has a separate living and dining room. The N and the F train are the two nearest trains. And yes, Mapleton is an actual neighborhood in Brooklyn. They even have their own library branch.
Contact: Michael Merola of Citi Habitats, (917) 892-6664

Three Bedrooms in Bath Beach
Price: $2,400
Location: 45 Bay 31st Street
Description: With a view of parked cars off the apartment’s terrace, what else can you ask for in a place? This apartment has “everything you ask for the whole 9 yards.” But if you ask for a full-sized kitchen, you’ll be crossing the line. One of the bedrooms also seems to have a naked mattress in it; that’s your whole nine yards right there.
Contact: Peter Chang, (646) 778-2260

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.

Dyker Heights mansion could be yours for $5M. Photos courtesy of House-N-Key

Courtesy of House-N-Key

A solid brick tower with some windows could be called many things but the word mansion hardly tops of the list. Plopped in a low-rise neighborhood, this “mansion” is now on sale for $5 million.

Located on, 1366 70th Street, the house has a roof-top deck that offers a view of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge and is being sold by the real estate agency House-N-Key.

Reported in the Daily News,

Built in 2005, according to city planning department records, the boxy, four-story mansion was one of the last to slip into Dyker Heights before the city approved new zoning laws that limited the height of new buildings in an effort to stave off the rapid development sweeping through the rest of Brooklyn.

The new rules were popular with residents and politicians who were alarmed to see developers begin to tear down single-family homes in the slow-changing neighborhood and replace them with soaring condo buildings.

The real-estate broker, Athena Salavantis, told the Daily News that she was already getting calls for this 8-bedroom house that went up in the market only a week ago.
Are you AMAZED yet? (Source: Oxford Property Management)

Are you AMAZED yet? (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.

A pricey one bedroom that will AMAZE you
Price
$3,500/month
Location
West 8th Street
Description
I’m not quite sure where in Bensonhurst or Gravesend a one-bedroom can command $3,500 a month, but the broker promises the “Angles” will “amaze you.” Also, there’s a valet, and the balcony is pretty cool.
Contact:
 Dan Kogan, Oxford Property Group, (718) 864-6688

Bright and spacious one-bedroom on Bay Parkway
Price:
$1,500/month
Location
Bay Parkway
Description:
We don’t have a precise location on this, but it claims to be on Bay Parkway three blocks away from the D train, which puts in near 86th Street. The unit looks like it’s got some art-deco finishes, and seems to have a pretty massive living room.
Contact:
Ida Hamdan, Ardor Realty, (212) 588-3070

Immense living room and three bedrooms
Price
$1,895
Location:
 1359 64th Street
Description
According to the agent, the living room is “immense” and the bedrooms are “nice sized,” and we’re sure agents never exaggerate. The eat-in kitchen and skylights are nice. From the photos, it looks like this is a street level unit with its own entrance.
Contact:
 Frank, New Yorker Realty, (917) 992-3866

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

Look at how CLEAN it is.

Look at how CLEAN it is.

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 Fancy Faucets in Borough Park 
Price: $1,650
Location: 1608 55th Street
Description: There’s something to be said about an agent who appreciates a tidy bathroom. Phil Benn is that agent, focusing the majority of his photos on the various crevices in the water closet to prove that, yes, the previous tenant was clean. And valued good tiling and faucets, apparently. But Benn doesn’t boast. He makes no mention of that in the desciption, letting the photos speak for themselves. Instead, he writes that it is close to transportation. Heat and hot water are included and the hardwood floors are new.
Contact: Phillip Benn of Kings Realty, (347) 526-3501

Two Bedrooms in Dyker Heights
Price: $2,000
Location: 13th Avenue and 80th Street
Description: This condo has new wood floors and a fresh coat of paint. But most importantly, it’s vacant. It’s much better to rent a vacant apartment than one with people in it, I’m told.
Contact: Suzanne DeTurris of REMAX Metro direct, (917) 882-9120

Three Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $1,800
Location: 739 Crawford Avenue
Description: Heat and hot water are included in this renovated apartment. If you’re thinking about looking into this apartment be prepared to prove good credit and employment with W2 pay stubs.
Contact: Peter Chang, (646) 778-2260

Two Bedrooms with Stained Walls in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,600
Location: 1460 Dahill Road
Description:Maybe you just really like “The Yellow Wallpaper” or you might just like your walls to have character. Well, this apartment appeals to both kinds of people. With stained walls abounding, and a stained bathroom to match, this apartment keeps on delivering something for the serial killer in all of us. It is located in a private house and cats are okay, because, really, it could use a few more stains, right?
Contact: Sam Fazilov of Zuz Realty, (646) 377-1181

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

Stained glass to keep you classy.

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 Dyker Heights
Price: $1,350
Location: 7900 14th Avenue
Description: For all the golf lovers out there, this apartment is right next to the golf course that goes along 86th street. I’ve heard people complain about parking space in this neighborhood so if you really like to golf just use the golf carts for all your traveling needs. Those things are like smart cars, they can fit anywhere.
Contact: Ben Bay Realty, (917) 297-4529

Two Bedroom and Some Stained Glass in Gravesend
Price: $1,900
Location: Village Road North and McDonald Avenue
Description: The bedrooms in this apartment have a carpet, for those who are tired of banging their heads on wood floors. The color of the carpet is a little, um, unique and it only gets better in the bathroom with the ultra pink tiles. But the real beauty of this apartment is in the kitchen where you’ll find stained glass on the window,
Contact: Shelly, (917) 945-3968 or bm4f9-4265693354@hous.craigslist.org

One Bedroom in Borough Park
Price: $1,300
Location: 17th Avenue and 61st Street
Description: This listing caters to admirers of tile floors. From the pictures, it looks like every single room has tile flooring. Along with the freshly painted white walls, this apartment has a very sterile feel to it, like you have to be a doctor to live here. The other interesting thing about this apartment is that it either doesn’t get any sunlight or the agent took the pictures at night.
Contact: Daniel, (347) 770-5782

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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