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Decoded: The Most 'Cheerful' of Apartment Listings

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Welcome back to The Brokerbabble Glossary, where we take a word or a turn of phrase that seems to show up in an unreasonable number of listings and decipher its true meaning. If you have any ideas for us, send them to the tipline. Today's word: Cheerful.

Apartments, for the most part, lack the capacity to experience human emotions. They're sort of like goldfish or developers in that sense. Therefore, in order to figure what supposedly makes an apartment cheerful, it's helpful to just take a look at the many cheerful apartments available on Streeteasy and sort of just work backwards. For instance:

1) Big windows
This makes sense. Big windows allow lots of sunlight. Sunlight makes people (and apartments) cheerful. No complaints here.

2) Small windows
They're still windows and they still allow light. Less light, but maybe that's a good thing because if your apartment becomes overly cheerful you might begin to find it irritating.

3) The ability to wash one's clothes
Self-explanatory.

4) Period details
But we'll see how cheerful this place is after it gentrifies and a Whole Foods opens up in the living room.
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96 Schermerhorn Street

96 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY