Continuing their weekly duel, Village Voice shelter columnist Toni Schlesinger and NYPress Property Tales author Jennifer Merin cast their eyes towards the far burgh of Brooklyn. A sampler of their discoveries:
1) Merin, interviewing broker Ken Freeman of Massey Knakal: "Lefferts Gardens, near Prospect Park, is hot. The neighborhood's got charm, beautiful streets, decent subway access and lots of upside. You can get a beautiful Victorian house for $650,000 to $750,000. Mixed-use buildings can be even less."
2) Schlesinger, interviewing a Kensington duo: "We were looking to buy, there and in Ditmas Park, so unaffordable, more than $300,000 for a one-bedroom, on not-so-nice blocks. When we came here, it was winter. I kept hearing the expressway outside the window... I grew up in Connecticut near I-95, the big interstate. Here, it's almost reminiscent."