55 Eastern Parkway is a great building on a great block, we live on the same block, closer to Washington... The neighborhood has so much going for it right now that it seems likely that prices will continue to rise (we didn't even really have a drop, just a plateau). Rentals are at a real shortage in the area. If you want a view of the park for a better price, you may want to try the East side of the park (Prospect Lefferts Gardens) as most of the buildings along this block are too far from the park to really give you a view of it. Having said that, we have a view of the Botanical Gardens and Mt. Prospect.