Rental pick of the week

A two bedroom with prewar details in Stuyvesant Heights, for $2,950

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
November 27, 2019 - 1:15PM

The apartment is on the second-floor of a three-story, landmarked limestone, which was built in 1899.


If prewar detail is your thing, this two-bedroom, two-bath apartment, 414 Stuyvesant Ave., #2, in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn, should fit the bill with dark woodwork, high coffered ceilings, and hardwood floors.

The no-fee apartment is listed at $2,950, which is a bit higher than the neighborhood’s median for two bedrooms, currently $2,498, according to StreetEasy. But, from the looks of the listing photos, you’re getting tons of space for your money.

The apartment is on the second-floor of a three-story, landmarked limestone, which was built in 1899. Some of the other standout prewar features include a clawfoot tub in one of the baths, large windows (with eastern and western exposure), and a dressing room.


The kitchen lacks in counter- and cabinet-space, but there’s room to add an island—plus two windows.

One of the bedrooms is separated by pocket doors, making it easily convertible for other uses, like a home office.  


The building is on a block that was voted Brooklyn’s “greenest” back in 2017.

You’re only one block from the A and C subway lines, making the commute to Midtown Manhattan just over 30 minutes. Nearby eateries include Peaches and Doc’s Cake Shop and there’s a family-owned, year-round nursery called Seasons nearby.


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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