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A Fort Greene two bedroom has lots of perks but it's pricey for the nabe

By Nathan Tempey | October 23, 2018 - 10:00AM 

The view is just part of the package in this cozy Fort Greene two bedroom.


There are cheaper apartments in Fort Greene, but this one offers several building perks and a very central address for the extra dollar. 

The apartment, 180 Myrtle Ave., #8E, is a two bedroom, two bath that's listed for $4,650 a month, with no fee and two months free on a two-year lease. It's compact, at just 845 square feet, but the big windows offer views over the trees to the north. Still it's pricey: The median listed rent for a two bedroom in Fort Greene is $3,274, according to StreetEasy.

It's a new doorman building, built in 2016, which also has the distinction of being built by developer Red Apple Group, tied for number 12 on our 2018 best Brooklyn landlords list.

The kitchen opens up onto the living room, and an island delineates the spaces. A dishwasher and microwave will come in handy, though the jury is out on how much cabinet space is included.

The bedrooms are basic, but each has a closet, and they're on opposite sides of the apartment, which goes a long way for privacy in a small place like this.

Another crucial factor in the privacy department: the bathrooms are also on either side. One opens directly into the slightly larger master bedroom, whereas the other is accessible from the common area. Both have tubs and showers.

What you're really paying for here is location and building amenities. The building is a block and a half from the DeKalb Avenue B and Q station, a block from MetroTech, and a short walk from the extensive shopping on Fulton Mall. BAM and other arts venues are also a short walk away, along with lots of restaurant options on Fulton Street. The building itself offers doorman and concierge service, a gym, kids playroom, terrace with grills, game room, and bike storage. Storage space is also available, and pets are allowed.

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