East New York Apartments

Brooklyn

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$800ROOM
Hegeman Ave East New York
Backyard, Private House
4 Minutes since update
$2,5004BR, 1BA
New Jersey Ave East New York
Dishwasher, Post War
16 Minutes since update
$2,2003BR, 1BA
Hendrix St East New York
Private House
6 Minutes since update
$1,3991BR, 1BA
Van Siclen Ave East New York
No feeExclusive
1 Day since update
$1,5991BR, 1BA
Van Siclen Ave East New York
No feeExclusive
1 Day since update
$1,4991BR, 1BA
Van Siclen Ave East New York
No feeExclusive
1 Day since update
$1,9502BR, 1BA
East 95th St East New York
No Fee
Approved Pets Only
2 Days since update
$1,6991BR, 1BA
Nichols Ave East New York
No feeExclusive
2 Days since update
$1,5001BR, 1BA
East 95th St East New York
No Fee
Approved Pets Only
2 Days since update
$1,8002BR, 1BA
Vermont St East New York
9 Minutes since update
$1,5003BR, 1BA
Pennsylvania Ave East New York
On-site super, Walk-Up
4 Minutes since update
$1,4501BR, 1BA
Shepherd East New York
3 Days since update
$2,4503BR, 1BA
Chauncey St East New York
No feeExclusive
1000 Sq. Ft., Pets Allowed
5 Days since update
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Neighborhood Description

East New York is located East of Brownsville, West of Ozone Park, South of Cypress Hills and North of Jamaica Bay.

If you are unfamiliar with the neighborhood, there are a few things to keep in mind. Rents in the neighborhood are significantly less than those in other parts of Brooklyn and NYC, mainly because of the distance from Manhattan and high crime rates. Many residents can be found in multi-family townhouses and recently-built subsidized single-family townhouses. There are also twelve public housing projects in East New York, including Belmont-Sutter Area, Vandalia Avenue, Boulevard Houses, Unity Plaza, Cypress Hills Houses, Louis Heaton Pink Houses, Pennsylvania Avenue-Wortman Avenue Houses, Long Island Baptist Houses, Linden Houses, Fiorentino Plaza, and East New York City Line Houses.

East New York’s development began in 1835, when a wealthy farmer envisioned an area rivaling the city of New York. However, his vision was thwarted by the Panic of 1837. After World War Two, thousands of manufacturers abandoned NYC, leaving the area with a shortage of jobs. As poverty levels increased, the area faced significant socio-economic problems, including widespread unemployment, drug addiction, and crime.

Today, East New York has a population of around 183,000. The population is predominantly African American with a significant Puerto Rican and Dominican population as well. In spite of ongoing issues with crime, the area is in the process of renewal. New developments, including the Gateway Center shopping mall, have brought much-needed business and jobs to the neighborhood. East New York was once home to George and Ira Gershwin and actors Danny Kaye, Tony Danza, and Steve Buscemi. Noteworthy restaurants include El Rey II Restaurant, Mrs. Maxwell’s Bakery, and East Market Diner.

East New York is well-served by public transportation, including the East New York station of the Long Island Rail Road. Subway stops include: the 2/3 and 4/5 at Junius Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Van Sicien Avenue and New Lots Avenue; the L at Broadway Junction, Atlantic Avenue, Sutter Avenue, Livonia Avenue and New Lots Avenue; the A/C at Broadway Junction, Liberty Avenue, Van Siclen Avenue, Shepherd Avenue, Euclid Avenue, and Grant Avenue; the J and Z at Broadway Junction, Alabama Avenue, Van Siclen Avenue, Cleveland Street, Norwood Avenue, Crescent Street, and Cypress Hills. Bus options include the BM2, BM5, B6, B12, B13, B14,B12, B20, B25,B82, B83, and Q56.

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Local Subway Stops

  • A Grant Av
  • 4 5 3 2 Pennsylvania Av
  • 4 5 3 2 Van Siclen Av
  • 4 5 3 2 New Lots Av
  • C A Liberty Av
  • C A Van Siclen Av
  • C A Shepherd Av
  • C A Euclid Av
  • L Livonia Av
  • L New Lots Av

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address No-Fee Apts
2001 Eastern Parkway 2
586 BAINBRIDGE STREET 2
586 BAINBRIDGE STREET 2
1977 EASTERN PARKWAY 2
586 BAINBRIDGE STREET 2
1977 EASTERN PARKWAY 2
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East New York Statistics

$1,550
1BR Median Rent
  • 33% Walk-Up
  • 14% Private House
  • 13% Pre War
  • 9% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 9% Other
Building types
85
popularity rank 2014 rank: 91

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