“It is more difficult to lease or sell a property that is serviced by the G train,” said David Maundrell, president of aptsandlofts.com, a Williamsburg-based brokerage. “The way we combat that is we discount our prices.”
Who are they fucking kidding? They call their Greenpoint apartments discounted? I mean, seriously, with a straight face?
The apartments are less expensive than Williamsburg, yes, but since when is Williamsburg considered the way to measure the real estate market? How about compare Greenpoint to say, Staten Island? Live in downtown SI in St George and you’re a twenty minute ferry ride to Manhattan. It’s about the same as getting from Greenpoint to Manhattan via two trains. And for a little more than the price of an aptsandlofts.com one bedroom in ‘discounted’ Greenpoint you can rent a four bedroom house in Staten Island.
Maundrell said that an improved G train would make Greenpoint’s properties as valuable as Williamsburg’s.
Oh God forbid! That would just be ludicrous. Williamsburg is it’s own weird ass gentrification ‘hood that the ex LES bohemians came upon and declared Hipster Heaven but, please, please don’t expand yourselves any more than you already have. Stick to Williamsburg and Bushwick and explore that terrain in Bed-Stuy. Stay on the L train – direct route to Manhattan!
“There are parts of Greenpoint that are landmarked; you walk down the street and you feel like you’re in Cobble Hill or Brooklyn Heights,” he said.
Ok, settle down there’s like four blocks like that. Everyone can’t live on Milton, Noble, Kent and Java between Franklin and Manhattan. Or Oak.
Although the MTA has shown no signs of increasing G train service, it announced this spring that it will temporarily extend its service next year to five F train stops in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington. Charles Seaton, an MTA spokesman, said it would consider making the change permanent if the extension showed high ridership.
I have to admit, this is pretty cool but according to Brooklyn Paper, this could wind up taking years to become a reality. It’d be nice to take the G to Park Slope. However I *still* would like to be able to take the G to Steinway Street on a regular basis! Hello, let’s try and stick with the actual stops the thing is supposed to make before creating new ones, alright?