Sunday, October 26, 2008

Listing of the Day: Yankee Stadium Co-op

800 Grand Concourse 2 Bedroom - $225,000

This apartment is at 157th street on the Grand Concourse - right in the heart of the Yankee Stadium development orgy. Obviously, the City and the Yankees want this hood to do well. It's probably one of the most heavily visited outer-borough attractions for tourists. Expect an already decent hood to flourish. Now if only you could use slightly illegal municipal bills to fund your next move like the Yankees, this real estate purchase would be so much easier.

A rather quirky aspect of the apartment is the serious wall-length disco mirror. But hey, I guess the mirror makes it look bigger*. A really nice amenity is that parking is actually available at an attended garage for $189/month. Even if $189 seems high, it beats not being on a waiting list. Alternate side is a bitch (except for this Tuesday. Because of Diwali, the Hindu festival of Lights alternate side is suspended. Say a prayer of thanksgiving to Lakshmi).

Joyce Kilmer Park on 161st Street is a nice stretch of green across from the courthouse on 161st with a nice lorelei statue (A lorelie is like a German siren. If you don't know what a siren is I can't help you. Read some Homer). Right across from this apartment is the hidden Franz Sigel Park, which park dwellers actually have to ascend to enjoy. It is pretty cool to be elevated over the nabe - a little green oasis in the sky. The Bronx Museum of the Arts is up on 165th and the Grand Concourse, but there is art up and down the Grand Concourse in the 160s and 150s with beautiful Art Deco architecture.

Lots of choices for transportation. For those who work on the West Side there is the B/D at 155th or 161st. For those who work on the East Side there is the 4 at 161st and Jerome. And pretty soon you'll have a Metro North stop around the corner as well (another aspect of the Yankee Stadium development Bacchanalia- it's like real estate Caligula).

Another added bonus of the hood is that if you're a keggler, the nabe's got you covered too; Ball Park Lanes is on 160th and River Avenue (literally across from the soon to be old Yankee Stadium).

*That's what she said

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are a couple of these units availalbe in 800. They're being advertised as 2BRs but actually they are junior 4 apartments. The 2nd "bedroom" is a little room off the kitchen...more of a dining area really. It's a great building.