FIXING UP Adam Frank's new Bedford-Stuyvesant house still needed cosmetic renovations.
In 2002, after living in a series of rentals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he almost bought one for $575,000. It was a three-family brownstone on South Second Street.
“It was in need of a major overhaul,” he said. After the inspection, “I freaked out and had trouble getting financing. I was not ready for the commitment and realized it was too much work.”
A year ago, Mr. Frank, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley who works as an event planner for MF Productions, a small company in the meatpacking district, was sick of living in 350 square feet of space and ready to hunt again for a brownstone.
Online research showed he could afford Crown Heights, parts of Kensington and Lefferts Gardens, and Bedford-Stuyvesant. He chose Bedford-Stuyvesant. When he looked around there, he was captivated by the beauty of its streets, lined with trees and brownstones. He focused on the area between the Nostrand Avenue and Utica Avenue stations on the A train.Bedford-Stuyvesant is the next stop after, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Green & Clinton Hill... in terms of the next cool place to live in Brooklyn. Who is moving to BedStuy? Check out this link -----> CORCORAN COMES TO BEDSTUY ...... Next stop on this A train: BedStuy (Utica Station)
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