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Median rent in Brooklyn hits $2,890, virtually in the same league as Manhattan

You have to shop to find a bargain: Head to Red Hook, Crown Heights or Stuyvesant Heights, but don’t expect your dollar to go that far.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, April 4, 2014, 2:00 AM
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additional clearance with architect or current property owner.FRANCIS DZIKOWSKI/ESTOStudio at 101 Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg is good-sized but goes for $2,890 a month.

The median rent in Brooklyn is now $2,890 — up 11.6% in just a year — putting the borough of Kings on the same throne as Manhattan.

So what can you get for $2,890 a month? Not much, apparently, especially if you want to house a family.

“The $2,800 two-bedroom is a dying breed” in Park Slope, says John Mazurek, a broker with Douglas Elliman.

That said, deals can be found, he said, for those willing to give up amenities or space.

Only a few years ago, Mazurek adds, $2,850 could secure a nice two-bedroom with laundry in the apartment.

For now, here’s what your dollar will buy:

* In Williamsburg, a studio at the newly built 101 Bedford overlooking McCarren Park costs $2,895 (hey, but no fee!).
But you get more than you pay for, says the broker.

The $2,800 two-bedroom is a dying breed in Park Slope,

“The amenity package is comprehensive,” says Adam Heller of the Heller Organization, which is leasing the block-long property, mentioning perks such as a pool, a rooftop beach and a wine-tasting room.

“And in 10 minutes,” Heller adds, “you can be in Union Square.”

* Further out near the Lorimer St. stop, a gut-renovated pre-war two-bedroom is going for that price.

* On Throop Ave. in Stuyvesant Heights, a pre-war three-bedroom — with new appliances — is $2,800, but the “outdoor space” is actually a derelict plot of land covered in debris.

* Not-so-starving artists can split a three-bedroom, one bath Bushwick duplex in a newly-rennovated pre-war building on Central Ave.

* Brooklyn families would do well in Windsor Terrace — a two-bedroom apartment on Greenwood Ave. and E. 5th St. offers plenty of space and storage, but its proximity to the Prospect Expressway and the distance from Prospect Park might drive parents crazy.

Prices in Brooklyn are as high as Manhattan. So what does the average price of $2,890 get you? At Williamsburg’s 101 Bedford, it gets you a big studio — plus amenities including a pool, screening room, wine-tasting room, and a roof deck.Prices in Brooklyn are as high as Manhattan. So what does the average price of $2,890 get you? At Williamsburg’s 101 Bedford, it gets you a big studio — plus amenities including a pool, screening room, wine-tasting room, and a roof deck.

* Save $90 a month and get a three-bedroom, one-bath with new amenities, dishwasher, storage and most importantly — space in a converted townhouse on Sixth Ave. in Bay Ridge, not exactly the fillet of the neighborhood.

*  In far-away Red Hook, $2,700 gets you a gut-renovated two-bedroom, one-bath garden floor apartment on Wolcott St. — and a hefty schlep into the city.

* In the portion of Crown Heights so far out that it might as well be called East New York, a three-bedroom renovated townhouse on Eastern Pkwy. is on the market for $2,850 — and it comes with a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer and dryer.

* For comparison, your Brooklyn dollar still goes farther than it would in Manhattan — $2,830 gets you a tiny studio on W. 86th St., though it comes with a doorman and it’s only two blocks from Central Park.

Of course, not everything about Brooklyn real estate can be measured in dollars. Sometimes sense is involved.

“I once had a client from the East Village who told me he wanted to move to Park Slope because he was tired of people puking on his shoes,” says Mazurek.

bstebner@nydailynews.com

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