If prewar charm is what you're looking for, we suggest you check out this $1,750 Windsor Terrace co-op studio. It's got those coveted period elements like arched doorways, hardwood floors and plaster moldings, and according to the listing, two-and-a-half rooms, a relative mansion compared to some studios on the market.
We're also loving the built-in shelves all over the apartment, which offer extra storage space and an opportunity to show off your book collection without having to, you know, buy any bookshelves.
There also appear to be several decently sized closets in the hallways, which, incidentally, are refreshing to find in a studio. When you walk in the front door, you're not directly in the sleeping/living room area.
The separate kitchen has a window, stainless appliances, and a pretty decent amount of counter space. The pot rack above the oven is a nice touch. Just note that the cabinets are open, so you'll have to keep dishes, pots and pans in order.
The apartment, located at 40 Ocean Parkway, is a co-op, so you'll need to get board approval. (Note: no pets or smoking allowed.) The building has an elevator, laundry room, voice intercom system and there's bike storage available. Plus, it's just a few blocks from the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop for the F and G train.