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Old 06-21-2010, 05:50 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me if this is an area that is pleasant? We're in our 40s/50s, 3 cats and adult daughter. We're searching for a nice place to live til we can relocate back south, in about 2 years. We liked the green feel to it, can anyone tell me more?

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Fyre
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It is pleasant; you'd hardly know you were in the middle of a huge city!
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I grew up in Lindenwood and my parents still live there. It's 2 story garden apartments (coops, I think), surrounding about 16 6 story apartment buildings. A mix of coops and condominiums.

I think you would find it quiet and pleasant.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Red Hook Brooklyn-winter Derby Line Vermont-summer
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I would recommend it.Perfect for your family situation.Nice neighborhood.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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extremely quiet area. kind of insular and off the radar but in a good way.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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I grew up there and still own a garden apartment coop my parents purchased in 1960 (I'm putting it up for sale by the way). It's a fairly pleasant area to live in but one of the most appealing aspects is how cheap it is to live there, relatively speaking. It depends on the coop you select, because each has its own rules and governs itself financially, for better or for worse. In my case, the coop is in relatively good financial shape and the facilities are fairly well maintained, as are the grounds. The monthly maintenance on my 2 bedroom 1 bath coop with a private parking space runs around $550/month, with gas, water and heat included. That's a pretty damn good deal by any measure. Of course it depends on how much you pay for the unit. The prices currently seem to be hovering around $175K for a decent unit. If you pick one in a good location (eg. 2nd floor, bright, etc.) that hasn't been renovated with over-the-top tastes, stainless, granite, marble, etc. then you should be able to re-sell it farily painlessly in 2 years, because they're almost like commodities. Just make sure you don't overpay or choose a bad location or a badly run coop in financial trouble.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Default George, how much are you asking for your parents co op?

We have looked at a couple places. I liked one, but it was very dark to me. The apartment we rent right now is very bright and we like that.
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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If the apt. Is still for sale I would like to see it
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