That is a great question. You have identified three terrific neighborhoods. I am not clear what you are trying to say by a 2.5 BR. Are you looking for a 2 BR or a 3 BR? There will be a big price differential between the two. The Upper East Side offers some very good value compared to many Manhattan neighborhoods. Park Slope has been consistently rated the top neighborhood by New York Magazine as well as a top 5 in the whole country by Money Magazine. Brooklyn Heights is historic and beautiful and a short hop to Manhattan. The question really comes down to where do you want to live? What things are important to you in a neighborhood? This is a very personal decision. I would suggest you spend time in each of these and see how you feel and what each has to offer. As a lifelong NYC resident, I can tell you that each neighborhood has it's unique flavor and character, and in fact, that changes over time. As far as best value, I would say pick where you feel most at home and then work with a skilled, experienced agent. A great agent will guide you through the process step by step.
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It depends on whether you're looking for a certain lifestyle and commute that a neighborhood provides, versus the investment characteristics these various neighborhoods provide. I'd be happy to discuss.
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