Friday, November 21, 2008

Listing of the Day: Van Nest Co-op

Brady Court Complex, 756 Brady Avenue, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom - $159,000

What a deal! A two bedroom, 850 square foot co-op for less than $160K. You could walk to the Zoo and the New York Botanical Garden. Pelham Parkway is close by and serves as a miles long stretch of usable green park space. Decent shopping can be found along White Plains Road. Some people would call this Bronxdale, some would call it Van Nest, and most would just say "near the Zoo." Take your pick.

The pics show really nice hardwood floors, arched doorways, and tons of windows. The one thing that always gets me nervous is when listings do not have pics of the kitchen and bathroom. Kind of sort of makes you feel like they're hiding some monstrosity. Or maybe not; who knows?

Transportation is not bad. You're about halfway between the Bronx Park East and Morris Park 5 train stations. Neither station is more than 5 blocks away. And if you're staying in the Bronx to check out some of the borough's numerous attractions that aren't in walking distance, you can always take the BX12 bus west along Pelham Parkway to Arthur Ave (mmmm...) and Fordham Road or east to Pelham Bay Park, Orchard Beach and City Island.

Obviously no Pelham Parkway mention is complete without BoogieDowner's homage to residential yuletide spectacle. Wow your friends with your hood's serious holiday pride. This annual spectacle on the corner of Westervelt and Pelham Parkway is not to be missed, but often overlooked.

Merry Festivus!



Anonymous said...

It's OK to say Merry Christmas. This is the United States of Ametica; you won't be arrested.

Boogiedowner said...

There was no avoidance of saying Merry Christmas; it was just a bad attempt at humor. It's from Seinfeld. You know when George's dad creates his own holiday.

In any case - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The birth of Jesus Christ is near and dear to the BoogieDowner's heart. You gotta love the Messiah, right?