A reader who lives a couple blocks away from the newly renovated and converted condo building at 794 St. John’s Place in Crown Heights stopped by the open house last weekend and sent us the following report:
These places are actually pretty nice. The finishes aren’t trying too hard to be fancy but are edging toward hip. But the unique thing about these is: the price. They are priced low enough that a young person, who is just starting out, might actually be able to afford one. They are all one bedrooms. The two bigger ones have underground rec rooms (with one dark window) and private outdoor space. Downside is this block is far from pristine and still needs a few more years of makeover. Upside is great train access: 2/3 is two short blocks away and the 5 during rush hour. Plus Franklin Avenue stop is only a 10-minute walk.