Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Listing of the Day: Yankee Stadium Rental

811 Walton apt C-25, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom - $1200/month

Let me first began with the full admission that the ole BD is aware that this apartment is pretty expensive when it comes to Bronx one bedrooms. A few reasons BoogieDowner decided to profile it anyway:

1) It's pretty hard finding a listing everyday that meets the BD troika of criteria (size, price, and transportation) for LODs. Summer vacation should not be spent scouring real estate listings at the freakish rate at which I scour them in during the school year.
2) I really like the hood down here and I think it should be appreciated more.
3) They had me at the exposed brick wall and the granite counter top. What can I say, I'm a sucker for that stuff.

So back to the apartment - it's a one bedroom that the listing seems to indicate has never been inhabited before. It is at 157th and Walton, which would place it right near Franz Sigel Park and right near the old Yankees Stadium, which at some point in the future hopefully will become a bad ass park for the community (although sadly the city and the Yankees are moving at a snail's pace on the project).

Still the whole Yankee Stadium thing should bring some development to the hood. There is the recently opened Gateway Center down south a bit and the new Metro North Station in the same direction.

To the north you have Joycer Kilmer Park and further north on the Concourse the Bronx Musuem of the Arts (small but thoroughly underrated museum).

Transportation is nice with the B/D/4 all at 161st street. The aforementioned Yankee Stadium Metro North station is down on E. 153rd as well.


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