Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Listing of the Day: In the Shadow of the Stadium

941 Jerome Avenue, 1 bedroom co-op - $139,000

Sometimes here at BoogieDowner it seems like we have a Yankee Stadium Listing of the Day once a week (in reality it's closer to twice a month, but it feels more often). I've purposefully tried to avoid the whole stadium area for a bit (especially with the whole muni bond and administrative office unpleasantness and subpoenas afoot), but the photo got me here. This apartment is LITERALLY across the street from the new stadium. Not sure how that would be in terms of noise on game day, but you'd be right in the thick of it.

We shan't describe again what's in the hood (Gateway Center, Stadium, Bronx Museum, new Lou Gehrig Plaza, and our favorite Bronx bowling spot, Ballpark Lanes).

The unit does have a swell looking kitchen (what can I say? I'm a sucker for dark wood and granite). There is a live in super and laundry. Unfortunately Fluffy and Spike would have to be euthanized for you to get this pad (no pets). Or for those of you who aren't evil, I guess you could get someone to adopt the unwelcome pets.

There is mention in the listing about there being some "income requirements." Not exactly sure what that means in this specific unit, but I'm sure you can't be a millionaire season ticket holder who's looking for a stadium-a-tierre for game day.

In reality it's an Housing Development Fund Corporations (HDFC) building. What HDFC means is that this is a building once owned by the City that is being turned (or has been turned) into private co-ops.

Transportation is nice with the 4 , B, and D all at 161 and River. In the next few years there will be a Metro North stop as well.



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