Bed Stuy Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 260 Decatur Street

This two-bedroom duplex is in a distinguished house at 260 Decatur Street, on one of Bed Stuy’s best blocks. Designed by famed 19th century Swedish architect Magnus Dahlander, it’s loaded with nice detail that you don’t find in every rental, including mantels, pier mirrors, inlaid floors, fretwork, pocket doors, and stained and leaded glass. (more…)

Dumbo Brooklyn Apartment for Rent -- 37 Bridge Street

This two-bedroom, two-bath unit is part of the Kirkman Lofts, which launched in 2011 in a converted soap factory at 37 Bridge Street in Dumbo. It’s got a loft-like feel, with high, beamed ceilings and oversized windows that let in a ton of light and offer a sweeping vista (but don’t appear to offer a river view, though).

The master bedroom is 12 by 14 feet with an en suite bath; the other bedroom is modest, at just over 10 by 10 feet, but it’s got a pair of those oversized windows and a second exposure as well. (more…)

Brooklyn Heights House for Rent at 29 Joralemon Street

This two-bedroom parlor and garden duplex at 29 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights has a lot going for it. The kitchen, on the garden level, has a wall of windows that open onto the back yard.

The garden itself is exceptionally deep at 47 feet — according to a floor plan that was published when the home was for sale back in October. (more…)

House for Rent Brooklyn -- 134 Hoyt Street

This two-bedroom rental is distinctive and charming, set in a private carriage house on Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill. It’s got a loft-like feel, with its big open living space and exposed brick.

It also gets a ton of light, with a full bank of windows facing the street, and several more opposite. Blond wood doors, shutters and window frames add to the bright feel. (more…)

Landlord Overcharging Rent

At left: Brooklyn apartments buildings that should be rent stabilized. Photos via PropertyShark. At right: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Photo via Flickr

Landlords have been overcharging tenants in thousands of Brooklyn apartments, according to a report from the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Is your building on the list? (more…)

Kensington Apartment for Rent -- 134 Dahill Road

This three-bedroom on Dahill Road in Kensington is unusually spacious, with large and well-lit common spaces. And it’s got some nice prewar detail as well. It’d work for a family or would be a prime share for three roommates.

Said details include archways, parquet floors and moldings. The built-in bookshelves in the living room are a nice addition. (more…)

Fort Greene Apartment for Rent -- 1 Rockwell Place

This loft-style two-bedroom sits within the converted 19th-century warehouse at 1 Rockwell Place in Fort Greene, near BAM, Fort Greene Park and a whole bunch of subway lines.

The distressed wood beams offer both a link to the building’s history and a distinctive feature, adding an industrial-rustic flair to the bright, high-ceilinged living space. The built-in shelving by the entrance is a nice touch as well. (more…)

Brooklyn Rentals Park Slope Clinton Hill Below Average Rents

The average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn is $2,617, according to the latest market report. For those of you looking out for a good deal, we set out to find five popular neighborhoods where rents are below average.

These are the neighborhoods where you stand a good chance of finding a one-bedroom apartment priced below the average. For each one, we chose an illustrative listing asking less than $2,600.

Which apartment would you choose?