Saturday, April 21, 2007

Brooklyn Heights Vista

This is the skyline of the most expensive real estate properties in Brooklyn, otherwise known as Brooklyn Heights. The photo was taken from South Street Seaport on the lower east side of Manhattan.

A one-bedroom co-op apartment here goes for about $475,000 while a one-family townhouse can cost over $8,000,000. Despite the exorbitant prices, they are considered affordable compared to how much it costs to live in some desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan.

The only places where real estate is more expensive than New York City are London and Tokyo.

21 comments:

susan said...

Wow...I had no idea they were so pricey. And we thought it was spendy here...not even close!

alice said...

I have read somewhere that Paul Auster lives in Brooklyn (ok, he is used to sell many books!). The light is nice and smooth, early in the morning? Have a nice week end, Ming.

Glenn Standish said...

A beautiful skyline of an expensive place. Is Brooklyn Heights as expensive as Pacific Heights over in San Francisco? Also do you know of any celebrities who live in Brooklyn Heights? Thanks for visiting Toruń DP...you're right my image does kind of look like a Rock CD cover!!!

Z said...

That's a lot of money. And that's supposed to be affordable?! Yikes! :-) Have a good weekend.

GMG said...

Great picture, beautiful sunset colours, wonderful views; Just forget the prices...
Enjoy your week-end, Ming

Sally said...

Sheeeeeesh. So the kid I bought a lemonade from on a toney Brooklyn Hts street, at his lemonade stand in front of his family 3-4 storey brownstone was probably helping with the mortgage???

Dsole said...

I've heard that NY was a really expensive place to live but.. wooohw. I guess you guys should earn a lot of money to live there!
have a great week-end, the photo is quite spectacular with this light!

missy said...

Ah Brooklyn heights the new part of manhattan! Anybody remember the days when brooklyn was affordable!!!! Have a great weekend!

Keropok Man said...

wow! that's just over the roof! yeah, buildings in NYC are tall enough. haha..

do you live nearby?

yes, there's going to be a Singapore Day celebrations in NYC. There's going to be lots of food too! Ming! Remember to go there and eat all the South East Asian food that you miss so much!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Ah, so THAT's why I don't live in New York, London or Tokyo! I just can't afford it!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really, who are these people with so much money and how did they get it? It makes me wonder why the gap is so great between society in any country, let along this one. Wow. Those are expensive places to live and I would not fit in well with people who get $400 haircuts like John Edwards. LOL

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yes, NYC is a very expensive place to live but there are many affordable housing in less popular neighborhoods in the city.

alice - The photo was taken in the evening, around 6 PM last December. It's an old photo!

glenn - I don't know much about Pacific Heights so I can't tell you if Brooklyn Heights is comparable to it. As for celebrities, Jennifer Connelly & Paul Bettany and Heath Ledger & Michelle Williams live in Prospect Park, which is not far from Brooklyn Heights.

keropok - No, I don't live near there. I used to work in the area though. I live in Queens.

susan, z, gmg, sally, dsole, missy, ex-sham, abe lincoln - Thanks for visiting.

delightful-d said...

Beautiful...Love the photo. The more I see of your photos, the more convinced I am that I will be traveling EAST! thanks for the neat photos!

isabella said...

The lighting is perfect!
When I lived on Long Island, Brooklyn was considered very inexpensive...and mostly undesirable. Times change.

Annie said...

Money . . . crazy . . .

Nathalie said...

I guess my savings would get me half a room in the basement of a small townhouse?

The photo is beautiful anyway

www.DeltaMovies.com said...

Ok..you might wanna sit down for this one.

In our southern U.S. river-town, it is not hard to find a 3000 s.ft. home on the river, bayou, or lake, with it's on peers and docks, immaculately landscaped, etc..starting around the $200k mark.

NYC realestate does seem a bit inflated though...still if I had the spare change, it's no question that I would have a NY vacation apartment! ha!

Laterz,
Brien
www.DeltaMovies.com
La.

Belinda said...

$8 Million............wooooaaaah!!!

simcooks said...

So pretty ... The evening sun rays casting a glow on the buildings.
And I thought Bay Area housing prices are expensive. $600K for a small 2 bedroom apartment (avg 1100 sq ft)

blueboat said...

and if prices keep rising in Belfast like the have been doing
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/homefinder/article2474920.ece
(55% in one year!!), maybe we'll make the list too!

annulla said...

Oh, I like that view. The thing is, Brooklyn Heights has always been expensive. The oldest homes were built as mansions for the Wall Street robber-barons who commuted to work by ferry. Of course, today they just sit in their hot tubs and commute via some sort of wireless connection. At least, that's what I imagine them doing. Jealous? Who, me?

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