For those of you keeping tabs on Bed-Stuy's meteoric rise as an expensive real estate hub, an apartment has now sold in the neighborhood for $1 million, breaking all previous records.
"It's one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Brooklyn," a Douglas Elliman Real Estate told the Daily News. Or, as new owners Mara Singer and David Sawyer told the Post, “It reminds us of what the Lower East Side used to be like; that is why we bought there. We have been living on and off [on] the Lower East Side for 25 years. We do love it, but Soho House is coming, the neighborhood is changing and it is just different. We like the old Lower East Side. I guess it was a record-setting price, but it is still so much cheaper than Manhattan in so many ways."
Which is an easily mocked pull quote—I think most of us can think of at least a few differences between 2013 Bed-Stuy and the early '90s Lower East Side, starting with the very existence of $1 million apartments—but I suppose makes enough sense. Bed-Stuy is beautiful and architecturally well preserved in a lot of areas ("It still has magic, they didn't get rid of the beauty," Singer said by way of explaining their choice of loft), and cost-effectiveness aside, not wanting to live anywhere in the vicinity of Soho House is more than understandable. Still, it'd be sorta nice to have the option of doing this for, oh, I don't know, less than $1 million?
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