Thursday, October 9, 2008

Listing of the Day: Woodlawn Studio Rental

4380 Vireo Avenue -Studio, $875/month

The BoogieDowner actually covered this property in a past Listing of the Day (it was actually one of our first), but back in those cheery financial days of August, it was still for sale and listing for $159k. I guess the carrying costs are beginning to mount and the owner just needs to get some help. Now this apartment is up for rent and it is listed as a studio. I wonder how it lost that bedroom?

Woodlawn is a very unique neighborhood in the Bronx. It is an Irish enclave that has enough bars and pubs to make even Galway jealous. My favorites are Rory Dolan's (technically in Yonkers) on McClean Avenue and the Rambling House on Katonah Ave (funny story about the Rambling House and my daughter's baptism, but that's one to be told over a pint). The people in Woodlawn are super-friendly (and some even have funny broughs!). The shepherd's pie and other Irish specialties are can't misses. Obviously St. Patty's Day is not to missed up here.

This apartment is situated in the Spencer House coop on Vireo Ave, which is right around the block from McLean Avenue - Woodlawn's shopping, entertainment, and imbibing backbone.

Woodlawn is somewhat insular (and a little unknown) because it is surrounded by Yonkers (Westchester) to the North, Van Cortlandt Park to the West, Woodlawn Cemetery to the South and the Bronx River Parkway to the East. But, there is a Woodlawn 4 stop (on the edge of the nabe between the cemetery and the Van Cortlandt Park. Woodlawn also has its own Metro-North stop.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

East 549th ST
Poor management!!!!!
Not recommended for rentals!!!!!
Beware 549 Realty Corp.