Sorry about the dearth of posts, folks. Summer vacation and an ever more independent 18 month old make it tough for ole ErLu. In any case, I stumbled on this pretty decent house in Woodlawn, so here's an LOD for you all.
This is in the southeastern quadrant of Woodlawn and the listing describes it as a fixer-upper, but from the pics it does not look like a traditional Bronx flophouse that is uninhabitable while you do the work. The listing does not mention the number of bathrooms, but you have to believe there's a least one in there, right? Right?
What drew the BD's attention was the price, which is pretty damned nice for a four bedroom in Woodlawn; the location (Woodlawn is a pretty fun, tight-knit residential community); and that deck pictured in the listing photos.
Here's the Woodlawn spiel for the uninitiated:
Woodlawn is a very unique neighborhood in the Bronx. It is an Irish enclave that has enough bars and pubs to make even Galway jealous. Our favorites are Rory Dolan's (technically in Yonkers) on McLean Avenue and the Rambling House on Katonah Ave (funny story about the Rambling House and my daughter's baptism, but that's one to be told over a pint). The shepherd's pie and other Irish specialties are can't misses.The people in Woodlawn are super-friendly (hey, a lot of them are happy drunks, I guess). Obviously St. Patty's Day is not to missed up here.
You'd have some shopping up and down Katonah and McLean Avenues.
From this side of the hood you'd be able to access easily the Woodlawn Metro-North stop for a quick commute to Manhattan. Otherwise, it's a bus to the 4 train on the other side of the cemetery.