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Quality of Life in Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 6, 2017
Smileycute39 answered:
Yes, it is very poor. do not move here. go elsewhere like the city. thank you
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Bbienvenu answered:
30-40 minutes to Downtoan Manhattan
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Fri May 27, 2016
findanewjob2010 asked:
Hello Trulia,
I love Trulia because it gives great detail when trying to make a decision wher to move. Why did you remove the feature of CRIME: Low, High, Highest. It is a very good detail…
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Fri May 22, 2015
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Thu Mar 12, 2015
Daria Kolomiiets answered:
It all depends on which building. But most of luxury building in Williamsburg are pretty good.
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Felicitas Oefelein answered:
I just moved to red Hook from Manhattan last year and love it.
More space for the money and less crowded yet close to the city.
However there are not a lot of properties on the market, both rentals and homes for sale are hard to come by.
Transportation is a bit of a problem with only 2 bus lines and the water taxi.
If you have a car and do not have to get into Manhattan on a daily basis its great.
Im not sure about schools for kids that might be an issue...
Good luck
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Janine Young answered:

You do need a lawyer. If you do not get a lawyer, your unsavory roommate might beat you to the punch and get a lawyer themselves.

A friend of mine had a similar situation a few years back when he moved into someone elses apartment. Things got really bad to the point where they got physical. Because my friend got a lawyer first, he ended up getting a settlement and his roommate who was the lease holder had to kove out of his own apartment for 3 months to give my friend ample time to find another place. All of this rent free!

Get a lawyer and definitely talk to your landlord. If your roommate is not on the lease and you are, he might be able to help you get the roomate evicted before the situation escalates any further.

Good luck,
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Janine Young answered:
I have a lot of multi family buyers focusing on Sunset Park, Crown Heights and Ridgewood. Bedstuy is already going strong again and i feel particularly strong about Gowanus.
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Sun May 19, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
For any necessary legal advice consult with an attorney; you can direct your concerns to management, or perhaps discuss any issues in a friendly matter with your neighbor. See link for possible helpful information regarding service dogs ... more
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
* Go to Asiadog and get a Wangding... Trust me.
* McClures spicy pickles
* See what was "Found by Susan Walker"
* "Mama Can't Sing"? Good... I like her handmade items!
* Found a neat little picture for my bathroom at "She Hit Pause"
* And someone asked me a few days ago: Where did you get that old tie!?!?!?
Answer: " Travis Sylvester... Of course."

If you don't know what I'm talking about, just go.
I promise there is something for everyone.

Luke Constantino
Keller Willams Real Estate
Direct: (212) 300-3919
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
Not much difference... You can find the same things in both places.
(Except we get snow in the winter, the subway and better pizza.)

Luke Constantino
Keller Willams Real Estate
Direct: (212) 300-3919
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Luke Constantino answered:
When I was a kid in Brooklyn, you were taking your life in your hands venturing deep into Prospect Park, but now... It's Beautiful!!!

They have great hike trails throughout Prostect Park with bird watching, wildlife, a lake, waterfalls (small ones) and gravesites with stones you would have to take rubbings of to determine the name and date on them.

They have guided tours and maps of the park for hiking also.
For more information click here:

Luke Constantino
(212) 300-3919
261 4th Avenuue, Brooklyn NY 11215
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Israel Wittow answered:
Depending on what your budget .
If its in 1.4m range Clinton Hill
if its in 800k- range Bedford - Stuyvesant
if its in 600k- range Bushwick
These neighborhoods coming up but there are good areas to raise a family. If you have the ability to buy in Clinton Hill, Park Slope,Fort Greene... its the best area in Brooklyn ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
Jenet Levy answered:
These preferences are really a matter of personal choice. The differences between Manhattan and Brooklyn are actually becoming less pronounced. My office is in Manhattan and I live in Brooklyn, and I find the amount of crossover has dramatically increased. Many people who would only consider Manhattan in the past a very drawn to the neighborhoods we call Brownstone Brooklyn. Similarly, people who thought they coudn't afford Manhattan are finding great value in this market and with these interest rates. As licensed real estate agents, we cannot steer you to a particular neighborhood, or reply directly to your phrase "raising a young family for a variety of legal reasons, but I would suggest you do some exploring and see where you feel comfortable and research the neighborhoods you are considering in both boroughs.

Jenet Levy
Halstead Property, LLC
212 381-4268
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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Liliana asked:
Hi. I looking for very good lawyer who will consent to help me!
About my problem
I have a roommate, whom I almost evicted (I took a lawyer who has helpping me). But I don't want her…
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Michael Dvorkin answered:

Carroll Gardens is an excellent neighborhood to raise your family. I believe it one of Brooklyn's most beautiful neighborhoods...Tree-lined streets, beautiful brownstones with front and back gardens, numerous restaurants, good local delis, fruit stands and Italian markets.
I suggest walking around the neighborhood and asking those you pass by. I am sure you shall hear numerous stories of praise.

Best regards,

Michael J Dvorkin
Fillmore Real Estate
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Sun Dec 20, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
One-, two-, and three-family homes run from $550,000 to $1 million. Co-ops can be more affordable than renting, especially if you're willing to live in a high-rise around Hall Street or in the Clinton Hill Cooperatives. Studio, $89,000 to $125,000; one-bedroom, $100,000 to $280,000; two-bedroom, $180,000 to $350,000. Buyers are most attracted to Clinton Hill's stunning mansions with rooms as wide as 30 feet. A lot of area owners are Pratt professors or former students who bought years ago for next to nothing. ... more
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Sat Oct 10, 2009
Rhonda Holt answered:
Hello, you definitely have to speak to a lawyer to make sure all the steps are done legally and correctly. There are certain laws that apply to people that stay in your home for a length of time and it can be difficult to get someone out. Go down to the court house and file your case and a lawyer will be assigned and you can get the process up and rolling. Good luck!

Rhonda Holt
Full Time Top Sales Agent
Co-ops and Home Sales
Weichert Realtors, H.P Greenfield
1712 Utica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Office: 718-692-4444
Cell: 646-725-5941
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Wed Sep 16, 2009
Joseph Runfola answered:
Park Slope Stroller Mafia Has New Target —

2009_9_crybaby.jpgEven a man dedicated to "the understanding that human beings are...sane, loving, cooperative..." can be driven into Park Slope rage. Witness blogger Peter Loffredo's epic rant on a baby-infested neighborhood restaurant published on OTBKB: "Provini deliberately doesn't have high chairs, I was secretly told by a waitress, and there certainly isn't any room for strollers, but the exquisite wine list alone should keep kids out, don't you think? Not in Park Slope, where pathetic parents don't want to live with the choices they've made, so they crash everyone else's party." [OTBKB via Grub] from ... more
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