Rental pick of the week

A Crown Heights one bedroom that's near restaurants and trains but pricey for the nabe, at $2,195

By Nikki M. Mascali | February 20, 2019 - 12:00PM 

This apartment is asking $200 more than the median rent.


One of the biggest perks of living in New York City is having the ability to be close to places to dine, shop or grab a drink, plus access to transportation. This rental, 659 Prospect Pl., #D4, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, a no-fee one bedroom for $2,195, is located near lots of those kinds of destinations.

There several transit options and two supermarkets nearby, plus bars and restaurants offering fare such as Thai, American, French-Senegalese, Trinidadian-style Chinese, and vegan. Plus, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum are just a few blocks away, as is Prospect Park.

The apartment, which is one of two units in this two-story, 1899 building, features hardwood floors throughout and exposed brick that is sort of whitewashed or partially stripped of white paint—it's unclear from the photos. It is asking $200 more than the median asking rent for the neighborhood, according to StreetEasy.

The living room has two large windows, a non-working fireplace in the exposed brick, and a funky light fixture.

The open kitchen looks to be in great condition, but it is small, with a handful of cabinets and drawers and a small stone counter space. It also has stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher and built-in microwave), and a white subway tile backsplash. 

You could fit a table on the wall across from the kitchen, and there is a closet between the kitchen and bedroom. 

The bedroom, which fits a queen-sized bed, has exposed brick and an odd, triangle-shaped closet next to a big window that looks out onto a building. A second closet near the door looks to be a decent size. 

The bath appears to be in good condition, but it is pretty small and narrow. The window in the glass-doored shower should help you feel not so claustrophobic, though. (And these tips for living with a tiny NYC bath might help, too.)

The building is pet-friendly, and Verizon Fios is available. 

The apartment is close to the S, 2, 3, and 4 trains, while the A and C are 15 minutes away. The LIRR is a few blocks to the north on Nostrand and Atlantic Avenues. 


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