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Garden Battles Views in a Brooklyn Heights Deathmatch

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Imagine you have around $1,000,000 to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two apartments in the same neighborhood. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address: 63 Cranberry Street #GARDEN/ 111 Hicks Street #12K
Price: $995,000 $929,000
Maintenance: $950 $1,777
Square Footage: 1,000 n/a
Beds, Baths: 2, 1.5 2, 2

? A huge, secluded, and private backyard is the highlight of this first-floor apartment at 63 Cranberry Street. Unfortunately, it's accesible only through the back bedroom, which means that that room might function better as an office. However, the apartment also underwent a recent renovation and now includes some very nice finishes, including two wood-burning fireplaces with custom mantles.

? A 12th-floor pad in St. George Tower offers the views (and security) that a first-floor place lacks. It also has two true bedrooms and two full baths, and it's $66,000 cheaper to boot. But the major drawback, other than the much less new finishes, comes in the form of huge monthly maintenance fees—$1,777/month to Cranberry Street's $950/month.

Poll results

· Listing: 63 Cranberry Street #GARDEN [Corcoran]
· 111 Hicks Street #12K [Elliman]
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]