491 Brooklyn Avenue

Bedford - Stuyvesant

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Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed-Stuy as it’s often called, is in the north central part of Brooklyn.

It borders Williamsburg to the north at Flushing Avenue and Crown Heights to the south at Fulton Street, and spans from Classon Avenue to Broadway. One of Brooklyn’s oldest established neighborhoods, it can be a great alternative to the more expensive Brooklyn neighborhoods closer to Manhattan, with a charm all its own.

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Building Mix

  • 33% Brownstone
  • 19% Walk-Up
  • 11% New Building
  • 10% Pre War
  • 7% Townhouse

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Descriptions of 491 Brooklyn Avenue

Great location, charming prewar elevator building, close to shopping, cafes, restaurants and other eateries. Short walk to 2/5 trains, fast commute to NYC, 15 minute walk to Prospect Park. Chauncey Palmer (Dec 2013)
File photos of a comparable residence in the building. Andrew Smith (Dec 2013)

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Nearby Subway Stations

  • 5 2 Sterling St (0.38 mi)
  • 4 5 3 2 Kingston Av (0.5 mi)
  • 5 2 President St (0.5 mi)
  • 5 2 Winthrop St (0.55 mi)
  • 4 5 3 2 Nostrand Av (0.6 mi)

building details

Floors: 2
Units: 1
Floor area: 1980
Year built: 1920

Nearby Schools

M.S. 061 Gladstone H. Atwell
Junior High-Intermediate-Middle
400 EMPIRE BOULEVARD
High School For Public Service: Heroes Of Tomorro
High school
600 KINGSTON AVENUE
School For Human Rights, The
Secondary School
600 KINGSTON AVENUE
International Arts Business School
High school
600 KINGSTON AVENUE
School For Democracy And Leadership
Secondary School
600 KINGSTON AVENUE
P.S. 091 The Albany Avenue School
Elementary
532 ALBANY AVENUE
P.S. 161 The Crown
K-8
330 CROWN STREET
P.S. 397 Foster Laurie
Elementary
490 FENIMORE STREET
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
Secondary School
1186 CARROLL STREET
Middle School For The Arts
Junior High-Intermediate-Middle
790 EAST NEW YORK AVENUE