Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Listing of the Day: Bedford Park Co-op Chopped and Staged?

325 E. 201st Street #2D, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom - $139,999

BoogieDowner thinks today's unit is the same as a unit we profiled back in March that was listed for $149,999. The ole BoogieDowner isn't positive, but if you analyze the kitchen pics, the external pics, and the lamps in the bedroom shots it seems like this is the same unit. Clearly the price has been chopped, and it looks as if someone staged it to help move it quicker.

No matter what staging or price choppig has gone on, this is a one bedroom unit in one of the best cooperative buildings in Bedford Park. The building, known as Bainbridge House, is impeccably maintained and has a true community feel to it. This unit itself is 650 square feet and is bright and showered in natural light. An apartment of this size is a perfect bachelor pad or for a young couple. The maintenance on this unit is only $333.04. Plus, living in Bainbridge House would give you the added benefit of being neighbors with ErLu and a State Senator(?).

Bedford Park is a great hood. You've heard BoogieDowner gush about our home nabe before, but I'll just briefly run down the notables again. Lots of green space with Mosholu Parkway and the Botanical garden close by; lots of cultural stuff with Fordham University and Lehman College in the hood; lots of great food with Arthur Avenue close by; lots of shopping with 204th Street, the Jerome Avenue BID, Target, and Fordham Road close by.

Another key part of the allure of the hood is the convenient transportation. The B/D is on Bedford Park Blvd and the Concourse, the 4 is at Bedford Park Blvd and Jerome Avenue, and the Metro North is right at the Botanical Garden.

Here's a little further reading for the more studious types:
New York Times "Living In - Bedford Park"
The Real Deal "Bronx's Bedford Park Hidden in Plain View"
AMNY "Bedford Park, Bronx"


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