This is a pretty sensible house built in 1899. Unfortunately the interior pics with the listing are woefully blurry (you can try to squint them out after the jump), but the exterior and raw yard space are nice.
Of course Mott Haven is rough around the edges, but there are certainly amenities to use and community-minded people trying to beautify and enrich their nabe. (No need to re-list all the coll stuff and people from Mott Haven that the ole BD has covered - a little light reading after the jump.)
Transportation isn't bad down here with the 4/5/6 stopping at 138th and the Concourse (although sometimes the express 4 and 5 bypass 138th in the am or pm rush).
$399K might be a little high, but you have to think that people don't really expect to get asking in this market. And if they do, they might be waiting a while before unloading their properties.