Brownsville Apartments

Brooklyn

$3,530 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA
760 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$2,590 Brownsville
1BR, 1BA
584 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$3,438 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA
761 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$3,895 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 8 Hours since update
$1,550 Brownsville
1BR, 1BA
Pets Allowed
5 Days since update
$1,700 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA Low fee: 8.37%
900 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed
5 Days since update
$2,300 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA
Approved Pets Only, Laundry Room, Backyard, Duplex, Parking
9 Days since update
$1,850 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA
Approved Pets Only
10 Days since update Verified
$1,850 Brownsville
3BR, 1BA
1175 Sq. Ft., Walk-Up
10 Days since update
$2,075 Brownsville
3BR, 1BA
12 Days since update
$1,695 Brownsville
2BR, 1BA No fee
14 Days since update
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Local Subway Stops

  • 4 5 3 2 Saratoga Av
  • 4 5 3 2 Rockaway Av
  • 4 5 3 2 Junius St
  • L Atlantic Av
  • L Sutter Av
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Brownsville Statistics

$1,500
1BR Median Rent
  • 50% Walk-Up
  • 13% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 9% Pre War
  • 9% Private House
  • 4% Post War
Building types
91
popularity rank 2014 rank: 93

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Neighborhood Description

Primarily public housing, Brownsville has long been acknowledged as one of New York City’s most dangerous neighborhoods.

Only recently has gentrification started in this primarily African-American and Hispanic neighborhood, and clusters of semi-detached row houses have sprung up around housing developments, allowing for private apartment living in the neighborhood. In recent years, the population has diversified and Caribbean, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants have started to settle in the area.

Founded by the Dutch, Brownsville was originally farmland, and home to stone quarries. In 1860 the land was first purchased and turned into housing lots, only to have the developer renege on his mortgage, at which time Charles S. Brown bought the land package, building 250 houses and naming it Brown’s Village. During the first part of the 20th century the community was comprised largely of Jewish immigrants who had moved from the Lower East Side, and the neighborhood was a hotbed of progressive socialist and labor activity for many years.

During the 1960s Brownsville was burned in race riots, like many other neighborhoods in the City, and the razing of the tenements made way for the public housing construction that characterizes much of the neighborhood. At the same time, Brownsville was getting a bad reputation as a crime-ridden slum, and what were originally middle-class building, had become dangerous tenements. Urban renewal started in the 1970s, as existing tenements were restored, and affordable housing was built in vacant lots, a trend that continues. The neighborhood is trending in the right direction, and community gardens have popped up where there were empty lots filled with garbage, and private developers are starting to invest in the area.

Pitkin Avenue is Brownsville’s main thoroughfare, but most of the shops and take-out stores are located on Rockaway Avenue. Fine dining is not something you’ll find in Brownsville, and shopping is limited. One of the neighborhood’s best aspects is the ease of travel, and subway stations dot the neighborhood (the A, C and L), and the commute is a mere half an hour to midtown. Another sign of progress is that in 2013, Brownsville installed its first bicycle lane, parks and playgrounds are being developed and improved, and the Betsy Head Recreation Center, which has a pool, is well-maintained.

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