Gravesend Apartments

Brooklyn

$1,375STUDIO
East 3rd St Gravesend
No fee
552 Sq. Ft., Elevator
~ 3 Hours since update
$1,375STUDIO
Av X Gravesend
Parking
~ 5 Hours since update
$1,6751BR, 1BA
Ave X Gravesend
Elevator, Parking, Post War
~ 6 Hours since update
$1,375STUDIO
East 3rd St Gravesend
No fee
553 Sq. Ft., Elevator
~ 8 Hours since update
$1,375STUDIO
East 3rd St Gravesend
No fee
In-Unit Laundry, Laundry Room
~ 3 Hours since update
$1,5001BR, 1BA
Ocean Pkwy Gravesend
Pets Allowed, Elevator
~ 4 Hours since update
$1,6951BR, 1BA
Ave X Gravesend
Cats Only, Elevator, Laundry Room, On-site super, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 13 Hours since update
$1,7251BR, 1BA
Ave X Gravesend
Cats Only, Elevator, Laundry Room, On-site super, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 14 Hours since update
$1,395STUDIO
Ave X Gravesend
No Fee
Elevator, Laundry Room, On-site super, Elevator/Laundry Building
~ 13 Hours since update
$1,6751BR, 1BA
East 3rd St Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
809 Sq. Ft.
~ 17 Hours since update
$1,6001BR, 1BA
Bay Pkwy Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
625 Sq. Ft.
~ 17 Hours since update
$1,375STUDIO
Avenue X Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
490 Sq. Ft.
~ 17 Hours since update
$1,6951BR, 1BA
Avenue X Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
798 Sq. Ft., Dishwasher
~ 17 Hours since update
$1,6751BR, 1BA
Avenue X Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
791 Sq. Ft.
~ 17 Hours since update
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Local Subway Stops

  • D Bay Pkwy
  • D 25 Av
  • D Bay 50 St
  • F Kings Hwy
  • F Avenue U
  • F Avenue X
  • N Kings Hwy
  • N Avenue U
  • N 86 St
Gravesend map

Gravesend Statistics

$1,675
1BR Median Rent
  • 31% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 19% Pre War
  • 17% Private House
  • 9% Walk-Up
  • 8% Elevator Building
Building types
94
popularity rank 2014 rank: 127

Gravesend is:

Quiet Families

Gravesend specialists

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David Soria
DYKER REAL ESTATE

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Lawrence Roberts
DESTINATION REAL ESTATE

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Mike Elder
Virtual Real Estate

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Neighborhood Description

Gravesend is yet another community that favors quiet residential living over the hustle and bustle of other parts of the city.

Although the origin of the name “Gravesend” remains disputed, it likely derives either from the English seaport of Gravesend, Kent or from the Dutch name s’Gravenzande, which roughly translates to “The Count’s Beach” or “The Count’s Sand.” What is known, however, is that the neighborhood was founded by a woman, Lady Deborah Moody, in 1643, who is believed to be interred in the Old Gravesend Cemetery.

The neighborhood, which rests north of Brighton Beach and Cony Island, is wedged between Bensonhurt to the west and Sheepshead Bay to the east. The neighborhood is served by the D, F and N subway lines, and like other southern Brooklyn areas, is at least an hour away from Midtown Manhattan by public transportation. Although Gravesend’s original settlers were Dutch and English, the neighborhood has experienced a recent real estate boom with the influx of Sephardic Jewish residents, mostly hailing from Syria, Lebanon and Egypt, who are willing to pay top dollar to remain close to their relatives. Many of these new residents are purchasing and settling in large houses characterized by pristine landscaping and elaborate porches. To the west and outside of the predominantly Sephardic section lies the area north of the main commercial district on Avenue U, which boasts rows of one- and two-family brick houses with covered porches. One can also find six- and seven-story brick co-op and condominium buildings, most of which are nearer to the southern avenues and Ocean Parkway.

Although isolated in some ways, Gravesend is only a short train or bus ride away from fun-filled Coney Island. The neighborhood also has several small parks, like McDonald Park on McDonald Avenue and near Avenue T, that feature handball courts and paved baseball diamonds. Avenue U also features a variety of specialty Italian shops.

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