When it was built in the 1940s, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway became immediately notorious for the fact that Robert Moses planned it to rip through otherwise quiet, low-scale neighborhoods. Today, it’s poor reputation has more to do with potholes, bumps, congestion, and pollution. But that will soon change, as the city is embarking on a five-year rehab of the heavily trafficked, 1.5-mile stretch of the highway that runs between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street in Brooklyn and includes “21 concrete-and-steel bridges over local roads,” according to the Times. And at $1.7 billion, it will be the Department of Transportation’s most expensive project ever undertaken.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Few things sound better than living above an 1843 Brooklyn Heights brownstone with the Promenade literally steps away, and that’s what this 1,300-square-foot apartment at 28 Remsen Street has to offer. And more than that, the $1.275 million co-op offers multiple skylights that are more like sunroofs because they actually open to let in the breeze.
You know you’re in a coveted neighborhood when the brokerbabble doesn’t even have to describe the home. This sunny two-bedroom apartment at 150 Joralemon Street has only two words to say to make you grab your realtor and come running: Brooklyn Heights. Yep, for $545,000 you can live in one of Brooklyn’s most prestigious neighborhoods, with quiet, tree-lined streets and the East River practically at your doorstep. And the apartment is not too shabby, either.