On the Market
In Billy Joel’s 1980 hit, “You May Be Right,” the singer boasted of his “crazy” antics crashing parties, riding his motorcycle in the rain and even walking “through Bedford-Stuy alone.”
Neighborhoods like Park Slope and Williamsburg have long been the headline-grabbers when it comes to booming Brooklyn neighborhoods. But the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood is quickly losing the rough-and-tumble reputation Mr. Joel alluded to, and is now considered a prime candidate as Brooklyn’s next up-and-coming real estate frontier.
A 105,000-square-foot development site surrounding the Weirfield Coal Company site at 386 Weirfield Street in East Bushwick is on the market for $8.5 million, creating an opportunity for a huge residential development in a neighborhood that is evidently next in line for the gentrification pushing south through northern Brooklyn along the L subway line.
It started with the Bedford stop in Williamsburg. More recently it took hold along the Jefferson and Morgan Avenue stops in northern Bushwick. Now “it’s just a matter of time” before changes grip the area surrounding the Halsey Street subway stop, said Massey Knakal Director of Sales Michael Amirkhanian, who is exclusively marketing the site.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that this is moving further south,” he said.