I just started using my bike to get to and from my new office in Bed Stuy. I pass this ghost sign on Marcy Ave and Madison Street, on my way back to Fort Greene. Very cool, it stopped me in my tracks.
**Update** According to a tipster: ‘That’s from a shoot for a TV show called The Knick. It’s a hospital drama. Old Boys High across the street was used as the hospital. I biked through it over the summer.’
As the weather gets a bit warmer and New Yorkers start to believe that winter will end, it’s worth noting that the rental market has a peak season of its own….
My latest column for NewYork.com! Get ready for peak season in the New York rental market!
Great Georgiana’s has replaced Tillie’s as a neighborhood staple. Photo: Great Georgiana Fort Greene has seen a lot of change over the past few years, with the pace of gentrification moving particularly rapidly here, even by brownstone
Kudos to for this well-considered overview of the current state of the dining scene. Glad someone took the time to review some of the new arrivals. I can’t wait to check out Humo Smokehouse, and definitely lament the trend towards higher prices in new spots on Dekalb in particular.
Studios cost $1,940 a month on average in October, marking a 26 percent increase.
This is an interesting look at the real estate market in Fort Greene. The main comment I’d like to make is that the article states that the rise in prices is related directly to the luxury high rises going up on the edges of the neighborhood. If you’re a pre-war or brownstone customer, rents have increased to a certain degree, but the higher rents that are driving this upward trend are attributable to new construction. Which is not really why I moved to this iconic and historic neighborhood.
So you’re ready to make that leap into the city and decide it just makes more sense to spend more than half of your disposable income on a tiny apartment on the 6th floor of a dilapidated walk-up building. OR you already live in the city and just got that raise you have been waiting for. You go in for the plunge and hit up Craigslist, only to realize that Craigslist is a pit of sadness and doom; a black hole of bait and switch listings and shady agents. After you spend 3 whole days trying to find that magical gem it becomes abundantly clear that this method isn’t working and you will have to resort to other options. There are two routes you can go down- the “NO-FEE” options or the “FEE” option. They both are available, but why are there these FEE options if you can get an apartment without a fee?
Nice analysis. Worth the read.
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