Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Listing of the Day: Belmont Rental

693 E. 189th Street 2 Bedrrom 1 Bath - $1125/mo

Split this rent with a friend and you live in a fun neighborhood with food and cafes and great culinary shopping for $562.50 a month! Can you even get parking for that in Harlem?

Belmont is very close to the Bronx Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden for fun. The BX12 bus runs down Fordham Rd. to the B/D at Grand Concourse and further to the 4 at Jerome Ave. And hey, since you'll be saving so much money on rent, why not treat yourself to a Metro-North ticket at the Fordham stop at Fordham Rd. and Webster Ave. and be in Grand Central in 18 minutes?

Fordham University is also a neighborhood presence with tons of cultural things to offer, and lectures, and lots of goofy white kids in the neighborhood. Another added bonus from Fordham University, on top of stability, beauty and top notch education it brings to the hood, is A-10 division one hoops. Season tickets for Rams basketball are only $195 (another great way to spend all that extra cash).

This apartment is in Belmont and close to 187th and Arthur Avenue, which are great stretches lined with cafes, restaurants and pastry shops. My favorite 187th restaurant is Tra Di Noi, but to be honest if you lived here you would be REQUIRED to go to Emilia's on Arthur Ave. - simply the best! And try to get a table at Mayor Bloomberg's beloved Roberto's on Crescent Ave. - very good, but in my opinion, a tad overrated.
Save money, have fun, eat well, rent in Belmont.



Anonymous said...

soooo.... one downside of paying less to live in belmont (aside from being so far away from the train!) is living with the aforementioned goofy white kids. ok, ok... nothing against goofy white kids at fordham, but here's the real downside -- if you are white and relatively young, you will likely be mistaken for one of them and get jumped or have your apartment broken in to. it happens all the time in belmont. just ask any white fordham student that lives off campus. so maybe of that cash you're saving may go into someone else's piggybank. :(

Boogiedowner said...

The BoogieDowner lived in this hood while being goofy undergrads at Fordham. Never had a problem. Not sure where you're getting the "ask any white Fordham student that lives off campus." In fact, we were very friendly with all of our neighbors. Do live/have you lived in the hood? Did you have a bad experience?