Friday, December 5, 2008

Listing of the Day: Belmont Rental

2383 Belmont Ave at 187 St, 3 Bedrooms -$1490/month

In honor of the new Business Improvement District that Belmont is set to get in the coming new year, BoogieDowner has decided to give you a Belmont Listing of the Day.

This apartment is a perfect share for college students, recent college grads, people who live in New York City and aren't hedge fund managers, or for people who do not have a dentist dad who can fly in from Salt Lake City to buy them an apartment.

There is nothing outstanding about the apartment, but $490 a person is the big a attraction here- well, that and all the foodie attractions and the other stuff in close proximity to the hood. Here's BoogieDowner's Belmont bit. Enjoy (again):

Belmont is very close to the Bronx Zoo and the NY Botanical Garden for fun. 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). Although, the really stink this year...graduating 4 of 5 starters can do that.

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.

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?
Save money, have fun, eat well, rent in Belmont.


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