Monday, April 6, 2009

Listing of the Day: Co-op on the Concourse

800 Grand Concourse 3-ES, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms - $250,000

Since yesterday was opening night for major league baseball and today is the general opening day, BoogieDowner thought we'd bring you something in the much ballyhooedand speculated upon Yankee Stadium area. This unit is very big (check of the floor plan after the jump). It has two large bedrooms, and one and a half bathrooms. It also boasts of a full time doorman. Another nice option is that parking is available (for $198/month). There is no wait list. If you've ever had to contend with parking in the Bronx that seemingly high number is worth every penny. To top it off, the maintenance is not that bad at $680/month (especially since you're getting a doorman out of the deal).

Here's a little more about hood: You'd find yourself in the heart of the Yankee Stadium development orgy in this apartment. Obviously, the City and the Yankees want this hood to do well. It's probably one of the most heavily visited outer-borough attractions for tourists. Expect an already decent hood to flourish. Now if only you could use slightly illegal municipal bills to fund your next move like the Yankees, you'd be looking at real estate sale listings instead of rentals, but that's fodder for another post.

Joyce Kilmer Park on 161st Street is a nice stretch of green across from the courthouse on 161st. In this apartment you'd be directly across from Fanz Sigel Park. You'd be reasonably close to the new Gateway Center Mall, which is set to open in the next year or so. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is up on 165th and the Grand Concourse, but there is art up and down the Grand Concourse in the 160s and 150s with beautiful Art Deco architecture. You'd also be near the new healthy foodie option 4Food.

Lots of choices for transportation. For those who work on the West Side there is the B/D at 161st. For those who work on the East Side there is the 4 at 161st and Jerome. And pretty soon you'll have a Metro North stop around the corner as well.

Another added bonus of the hood is that if you're a keggler, the nabe's got you covered too; Ball Park Lanes is on 160th and River Avenue (literally across from the soon to be old Yankee Stadium).




AD said...

Excellent post. Right on regarding the local development orgy we have going on here.

Anonymous said...

highly over rated you're still in the bronx and you have a bunch of hoodlums down the block and regarding franz sigel you'd go there if you wanted to get killed at night other than that you couldn't ask for more