Gravesend Apartments

Brooklyn

$1,4951BR, 1BA
Bay Pkwy Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
563 Sq. Ft.
~ 15 Hours since update
$1,350STUDIO
Bay Pkwy Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
497 Sq. Ft.
~ 15 Hours since update
$2,2502BR, 1BA
Avenue X Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
950 Sq. Ft.
~ 16 Hours since update
$1,7501BR, 1BA
Avenue X Gravesend
No feeBy Owner
934 Sq. Ft., Dishwasher
~ 16 Hours since update
$2,0252BR, 1BA
Ocean Pkwy Gravesend
No Fee
995 Sq. Ft.
1 Day since update
$1,8502BR, 1BA
East 9th Gravesend
Dishwasher, Private House
8 Minutes since update
$2,8503BR, 2BA
West 3rd St Gravesend
Approved Pets Only, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, On-site super, Elevator/Laundry Building
1 Day since update
$1,5751BR, 1BA
West 5th St Gravesend
549 Sq. Ft., Parking
2 Days since update
$1,6502BR, 1BA
Stillwell Ave Gravesend
3 Minutes since update
$2,6003BR, 2BA
23rd Ave Gravesend
1200 Sq. Ft., Dishwasher
~ 4 Hours since update
$1,5751BR, 1BA
Ocean Ave Gravesend
Exclusive
Elevator, Elevator Building
3 Minutes since update
$1,500STUDIO
Ave X Gravesend
Approved Pets Only, Post War
Less Than A Minute since update
$2,4002BR, 2BA
Avenue Y Gravesend
No fee
Approved Pets Only, In-Unit Laundry, Dishwasher, Parking, Walk-Up
~ 2 Hours since update
$2,3502BR, 2BA
Ocean Pkwy Gravesend
Pets Allowed, Furnished
3 Minutes since update
$1,9002BR, 1BA
Kings Hwy Gravesend
675 Sq. Ft., Approved Pets Only
5 Days since update
$2,1003BR, 1.5BA
81st St Gravesend
9 Minutes since update
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Neighborhood Description

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.

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

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address # no-fee apts
354 MC DONALD AVENUE 6
2375 East 3 Street 4
61 Village Road North 3
8301 Bay Parkway 2
2345 Ocean Avenue 2
71 Village Road North 1
All Gravesend apartment buildings
Gravesend map

Gravesend Statistics

$1,600
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:

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