In keeping with the Espada theme, BoogieDowner brings you an opportunity to live with the lout. This is a very nice 700 square foot apartment (with a really nicely renovated kitchen) in the building Mr. Espada allegedly pretends to live in up here in Bedford Park.
For less than $150K you can live with such luminaries as the Senate president pro tempore (and next in line to be Governor - David Paterson better be in a bunker somewhere surrounded by armed security guards), Methodist pastor Doug Cunnigham, sassy senior resident and Espada residency denier Madeline, and ErLu itself.
The building is really the best in Bedford Park - well-kept and communal. And yes, we even have a fancy co-operative name: "Bainbridge House." You would only need a 10% down payment and the maintenance is reasonable at $472/month.
The hood has tons to offer. 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"