This is a nice little starter apartment in a nice neighborhood near one of the best parks in the city - and lots of drinking.
BoogieDowner was actually pretty surprised to see a true two bedroom in Woodlawn for this price. Any other time we've seen a listing for a supposed two bedroom for under $200K in Woodlawn it turned out to be a Jr. 4 in Wakefield. When you look at all of the pics in the listing there indeed are two real and distinct bedrooms. There is no hallway or foyer being called a bedroom. And the pictures aren't scary...in fact they're quiet nice.
Clearly Van Cortlandt Park is a great amenity, and of course you'd have all those pubs and eateries in the vicinity. You'd also be close to Cousin Tommy, which is a benefit in and of itself.
Speaking of Cousin Tommy, a few more salesmen of the month plaques and accompanying bonuses and you'll be in the market for this puppy, Tommy Boy. Just think of it: being able to drop into Rambling House to order a pint and proclaiming: "I'm Cousin Tommy- Home Owner." Oh! How the Hibernian lasses will swoon.
Transportation is okay. Not sure what the usual practice is, but the Woodlawn 4 train is technically not in Woodlawn; it's down in North Norwood near the cemetery. I am assuming that people take a bus to the 4 train. There is also a Metro North stop on the other side of the hood on Webster Ave. Any Woodlawners, please chime in about your commute. Do you hoof it to the 4 train or take a bus?