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(Source: Kian 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: $1,500
Location: 77th Street between 20th Avenue and 21st Avenue
Description: A newly renovated apartment is decent enough. But what you really want to look for is an apartment in “mint” condition. Just who mints an  apartment and why, is one of the great mysteries of the universe.
Contact: Jillene McMillan, Kian Realty, (917) 635-7241

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,525
Location: West 3rd Street and Kings Highway
Description: With an elevator and an intercom, you’ll never really need to do much of anything besides unlock the door. This apartment has multiple closets, a necessity in the city. They also come in handy when you want to do that Scooby-Doo thing of running in and out of them while a monster chases you.
Contact: Megan Kernan, DSA Realty, (917) 231-6289

One Studio in Bath Beach
Price: $1,200
Location: Bay 37th Street
Description: With nine pictures in this listing, it’s possible that there are more photos than square feet. It’s a first-floor studio and while all of the pictures contain cleaning apparatus they all have a picture of a yellow spray cleaner. No word if that glamorous liquid comes with the apartment.
Contact:Rapid Realty, (347) 460-2062

Two Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,550
Location: 1860 Bay Ridge Parkway
Description: If you have anger-management then you shouldn’t apply here. The doors look too flimsy to handle any real attention. The bathroom is nice and even has a little window that you can peer out of while taking a shower, giving you that authentic prison feeling.
Contact: Zane Miller, 25 Realty, (347) 441-7067

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Source: Alexander Rabb/Flickr

The owner of the landmarked Shore Theater has been declining all proposals to rehabilitate and reactivate the building, including one by a Manhattan restaurateur to turn it into a sprawling restaurant and culinary school.

The 1301 Surf Avenue building was inherited by Jasmine Bullard following the 2013 death of her father, Horace, a Coney Island visionary who long fought to revitalize the neighborhood during its darkest days. Although the building was on the market at the time of his death, Bullard has declined to hear out would-be buyers, Brooklyn Eagle reports.

“I have clients who are ready, willing and able to write a check for the Shore today,” broker Joe Vitacco told Eye on Real Estate.

He has tried to submit purchase offers to her, but in vain: “She won’t even look at them.”

Vitacco said he has four “solid” suitors for the Shore Theater:

* A “very well known restaurateur” from Manhattan who wants to build a cooking school downstairs and a restaurant on the top two floors.

“The view from the seventh floor is magnificent,” he said, and there’s a Juliet balcony where diners would be able to watch the Brooklyn Cyclones playing baseball at MCU Park.

* A “nationally known athlete” who would turn the Shore back into a movie theater — and no, it’s not Magic Johnson (who isn’t actively involved in Magic Johnson Theatres’ operations these days, anyway).

* A billionaire with a home in Brooklyn who “thinks it’s a beautiful building and should be restored,” Vitacco said.

This interested party made an offer when Horace Bullard was alive, but it wasn’t high enough. Now, “he’s willing to come to the table with more money,” the broker said.

* A real estate developer who is involved in Coney Island.

Vitacco marketed Horace Bullard’s properties for about a decade. When the Shore was Vitacco’s listing, the asking price was $12 million.

It is estimated that it will take approximately $35 million to renovate the 115,000-square-foot, seven-story structure.

Source: Corcoran 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 Duplex in Gravesend
Price: $1,700
Location: 26 Highlawn Avenue
Description: Besides having two floors, this apartment also comes with two “oversized” balconies. Parking space comes with the rent.
Contact: Patrice Mack, Corcoran Group, (718) 923-8012

Two Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,750
Location: 81st Street between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway
Description: With brand new appliances, sunny rooms and a big bathroom this apartment seems like a good choice. But heat and hot water are not included. And I recall once saying, in a moment of inspiration, that if a realtor ever tried to not include heat and hot water then the masses should rise up in revolt.
Contact:Svetlana Aksman, DSA Realty, (718) 629-8722

One Bedroom in Bensonhurst and Some Tile-Floor in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,100
Location: Bay 40th Street
Description: This apartment is a walk-in apartment and the floors aren’t wooden so go ahead and boogy away without worrying about scratching the floors. The kitchen is “modern.” So there’s no need to churn your own milk and you get one of those awesome devices with waves that are micro.
Contact: Johanna Gyuro, Johanna Gyuro Real Estate, (917) 838-1937

One Bedroom in Bath Beach
Price: $1,700
Location: 8610 18th Avenue
Description: While this apartment doesn’t have a dining room, it does have a “breakfast nook,” which is a cute way of saying there’s a corner in the kitchen that you could use if you don’t have a toaster. The realtor writes that the owner requires “great income.” Well, I think my income is pretty great and while we’re on the topic, it would be swell to get an even greater income. [Ed. -- Too bad.]
Contact: David Depass, Rapid Realty, (347) 410-4330

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Source: Oxford Property Group

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 Quiet 74th Street Building
Price: $1,395
Location: 74th Street and Bay Parkway
Description: With the decent price, we’re willing to let slide the agent’s gaff in calling it a “very peasant neighborhood.” Maybe it’s not a gaff. Maybe he just doesn’t think very highly of us. But, hey, it’s quiet, and dogs and cats are allowed.
Contact: Frankel Desdunes, Oxford Property Group, (347) 683-0917

Two Bedrooms at Bay Parkway
Price: $1,850
Location: Bay Parkway
Description: Hey, an elevator. And “gorgeous light,” as opposed to the rather gross light. There’s a live-in super, too, but don’t worry – he won’t live with you. No one wants that.
Contact: Ida Hamdan, Ardor New York Realty, (212) 588-3000.

A Sunny Two Bedroom on 81st Street
Price: $1,875
Location: 81st Street
Description: A rather nice looking kitchen, a stylish bathroom – who could ask for more? This is a two bedroom, but the agent say you can convert the living room into a bedroom as well. Every room is separated with a door, so presumably you can turn all of them into bedrooms and start your own flophouse. Dream big, buddy.
Contact: Svetlana Aksman, Dsa Realty, (718) 629-8722.

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.

(Source: Ideal Properties 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.

Two Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $1,850
Location: 74th Street and Bay Parkway
Description: Isn’t it strange that every prewar building is described as “charming”? Is this just a quick way for realtors and their ilk to make an apartment seem appealing? Or maybe the realtors represent a symptom in our society for this misplaced nostalgia we have of the “prewar” days. And what exactly are these “prewar” days? With an American conflict taking place roughly every decade, it’s hard to really say there was a “prewar” time, unless you’re referring to pre-Revolution time. And in that case, that’s one pretty damned old building.
Contact: Audrey Negron, Properties Group, (718) 594-6623

Four Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $2,200
Location: 203 Avenue P
Description: This apartment is basically an homage to the days of yore. The apartment is huge, according to the realtor, and every blessed item of furniture seems to come from the 80s, including the floral-printed futon.
Contact: Coldwell Banker, (718) 921-3100

One Bedroom and a Slightly Ajar Fridge in Mapleton
Price: $1,320
Location: 64th Street and 24th Avenue
Description: One of the rooms, which one I cannot say, in this apartment is L-shaped. But what would really be great is a J-shaped pool. Short of this modest proposal, there is a bathroom and it has a window. (I know, you were worried for a second there.)
Contact: Sophia Kapassakis, Ardor New York Real Estate, (646) 266-7598

Three Bedrooms in Bensonhurst
Price: $1,800
Location: 1826 67th Street
Description: While the pictures in this listing give you a good sense of the outside, there is only one picture of the inside. This picture looks more like a sanitized hospital room with white walls and white-tiled floors. According to the realtor, this area is the biggest shopping center. Coming from a real estate agency from Staten Island, that must mean something.
Contact: Mariya Ganelina, Homes-R-Us Realty, (917) 512-5827

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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

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.

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)

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 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

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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