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Old 11-18-2013, 10:52 AM
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The house is abandoned.....an overgrowth of some kind.
Yea, I noticed why it's abandoned. I'm surprised it's been left abandoned, home prices seem high enough. Perhaps it's expensive to repair?
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:54 AM
 
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Perhaps it's expensive to repair?
Either that or it got foreclosed on would be my 2 guesses.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Houses for sale in Cypress Hills, a sampling of its market:

70 Richmond Street, Brooklyn NY - Trulia

59 Euclid Avenue, Brooklyn NY - Trulia

95 Elton Street, Brooklyn NY - Trulia

99 Pine Street, Brooklyn NY - Trulia
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Personally, I've always had interest with the blocks around the J line when it begins to turn north towards Jamaica Ave.

This is around the area I mentioned. This one house was closed for years. Recently it was refurbished and is up for sale, it's 3x the original size since it occupies the corner. The property there is much larger than what you see in picture today. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cypre...,,0,-5.77&z=18
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:10 AM
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What's with the tall fences? I've seen them elsewhere in Brooklyn, thought it made the block look more hood. Do you think they improve safety that much?
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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What's with the tall fences? I've seen them elsewhere in Brooklyn, thought it made the block look more hood. Do you think they improve safety that much?
A remnant of old East New York. Those fences were placed many years ago, before my era. I'm not kidding. I gather the motive at the time was to improve safety in a declining area in eastern Brooklyn. One must remember, a huge portion of eastern Brooklyn looked like Detroit during the 70's and 80's, lot's of green space, boarded up homes, high crime. This could be the reason why folks back then gated their property in sub-sections like City Line and Cypress Hills. You can see this on the movie DeathWish 3 with Charles Bronson, a large portion of the movie was filmed in ENY.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS9BdSChngE (look at the street names too! LOL.. You can see Highland Park in the background when the video begins)
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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Looks like you'll still be paying that premium to have a Brooklyn address. Jump over the border into Queens and you'll get the same house at the same price (maybe less?) without the Brooklyn crime.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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Looks like you'll still be paying that premium to have a Brooklyn address. Jump over the border into Queens and you'll get the same house at the same price (maybe less?) without the Brooklyn crime.
I do agree, Glendale-Ridgewood is nicer, safer and cleaner than nearby Bushwick and Woodhaven is nicer, safer and cleaner than nearby Cypress Hills.

I've seen Swedish, French, German, and British flags waving in the air on some of Bushwick's rooftops or hanging from a window. If you happen to travel along the elevated J/M/Z line you will likely see it if you examine the Bushwick side. If people are willing to come from developed countries and move into a so-so area. No telling what the future holds. Although I strongly believe Ridgewood-Glendale don't need hipsters or transplants to improve it. It's fine as it is. Back on topic, Cypress Hills however can use the assistance. lol
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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I do agree, Glendale-Ridgewood is nicer, safer and cleaner than nearby Bushwick and Woodhaven is nicer, safer and cleaner than nearby Cypress Hills.

I've seen Swedish, French, German, and British flags waving in the air on some of Bushwick's rooftops or hanging from a window. If you happen to travel along the elevated J/M/Z line you will likely see it if you examine the Bushwick side. If people are willing to come from developed countries and move into a so-so area. No telling what the future holds. Although I strongly believe Ridgewood-Glendale don't need hipsters or transplants to improve it. It's fine as it is. Back on topic, Cypress Hills however can use the assistance. lol
Agreed. Cypress Hills needs revitalization, does not have to be and won't be Williamsburg style. Are you familiar with the Cypress Hills Development Corp or have an opinion on them?

ShadowMassa & G-Dale, do you enjoy living there?

ps ShadowMassa, I've seen that old corner building you posted that was recently refurbished, so cool!!!
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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ShadowMassa & G-Dale, do you enjoy living there?
I don't live there and never have, so I'll leave that question to ShadowMassa. Do you speak Spanish? I used to spend a lot of time around Highland Park and it seems like that would be the language of choice around much of the area.
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