Franklin is the new Vanderbilt. Or is it the new Washington? Or is Nostrand the new Franklin? We forget, but either way Franklin Avenue has seen its fortunes improve dramatically in recent years. This duplex at 396 Franklin Avenue in Bed Stuy offers a chance to get townhouse living at half the price — and with no blood, sweat and tears required.
There are no original details in sight, but the 1,291-square-foot apartment has been quite tastefully renovated and boasts a sweet backyard off the ground-floor living room. The asking price of $900,000 would have gotten you a whole house around here not too long ago but that ship has sailed.