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Fort Greene New York 11217 United States of America

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Sunny 1br in Historic Fort Greene

Hello! My wife and I are offering our apartment for rent during the next academic year (we will be returning to it for summer 2021). Dates are flexible but preference will be given to folks willing to pay the full nine months.

Fort Greene is a lovely, leafy part of Brooklyn with extremely convenient subway access (A/C/G are a block away, 2/3/4/5/B/Q/N/R/D are less than ten minutes on foot).

I'm an architect and renovated the place (with new kitchen) about three years ago. The building is a former art deco hotel, and the unit has three incredible south-facing iron casement windows. The bedroom has a full size double bed with a memory foam mattress and pillows (linens provided). The kitchen and dining area are great for couples or dinner parties (we regularly host 6-8 people for dinner) ... gas range, dishwasher, &c. Two spacious walk in closets, which make a huge difference in a New York apartment.

The apartment is on the fourth floor of a doorman elevator building, with laundry room in the basement. In the summer, you're right in the tree canopy of beautiful Lafayette Avenue; in the winter you're flooded with sunlight. Please have folks over for the NY marathon, it's a real holiday and you have a great view from the apartment. 8'6" ceilings. Ample radiator heat in the winter. The building has a staff of doormen and a very accommodating super ... receiving packages and all that couldn't be easier.

Commutes ... I've been teaching at Columbia, and the easy access to the 2/3 is what makes uptown teaching and Brooklyn living work out. Pratt is a short walk away; easy access to NYU, New School, all of the Brooklyn colleges, &c.

The neighborhood ... this is a beautiful and diverse neighborhood. Fort Greene Park is a real gem, and we're in the thick of the Fort Greene / Clinton Hill nexus of great restaurants and bars. We're a block from a fantastic Saturday farmer's market, the Greene Grape is a great local grocery store / butcher / &c. More coffee options than you can shake a stick at. Prospect Park is a pleasant walk on weekends.

Contact me if you want any more information about it!

** Logistical note ... the building will require some paperwork for the sublease application. Just want that known up front that you will need to provide some bank statements, even tax materials. It's a bit of work, but it's a good thing (for you and everybody!) that they're a bit serious about sublet applications! We can discuss further, I'll certainly be there to help facilitate it all. If you plan to arrive with more than luggage, we will need to arrange an official "move-in," but if you're coming with suitcases that won't be necessary. **


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
9 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
we are flexible on exact dates but this would need to be structured as an academic-year lease
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Fort Greene
Postal Code - State or Province 11217 NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Fort Greene
Closest University Pratt University
University nearby Brooklyn College, NYU, Columbia University

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: San Francisco
San Francisco

State or Province
United States of America

Rental Price:

USD 2800 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Urban Environment

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Long Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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