Parkchester is often called a city within a city, and this is an apartment within that city within a city - or at least on the outskirts of said city. Got that straight? Well, in any case, what was once a hidden secret is starting to be discovered and gobbled up.
This particular apartment is reasonably large at 900 square feet, but takes in a lot of light and even has its own private balcony and parking. Serious amenities, no?
Parkchester has tons of shopping, chief of which are its own Macy's and a Starbucks. You heard me people; Parkchester has a Starbucks. See the stuff you learn here at BoogieDowner. There is also a decent amount of public space to hang at, including the ovals of the complex proper and a few fountains. And who doesn't like fountains? [photo courtesy of Forgtten-NY]
Parkchester was built under the same idea as Stuy-Town and Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan, and has the same self-sufficient aura. Parkchester is a safe and family friendly hood with decent transportation via the 6 train and bus service. So if you're looking to split cheap rent to actually have enough money to go out, or just need a place you can actually afford to raise a family, check out this apartment and nabe.
"Living In" Parkchester [NY Times Article]