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Open House Agenda: 3 Jackson Heights Co-ops to See This Weekend

By Emily Nonko | July 28, 2016 11:03am | Updated on July 29, 2016 4:24pm
 Foyer at 77-12 35th Ave.
Foyer at 77-12 35th Ave.
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Bohemia Realty Group

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Priced-out Brooklynites and Manhattanites have flocked to this Queens neighborhood for its affordable prices and impressive co-ops with large apartments and central gardens.

These three Jackson Heights co-ops — all with access to a private garden — are holding open houses this weekend. 

72-17 34th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Citi Habitats 

72-17 34th Ave., #2E, Jackson Heights
Two bedrooms/One bath
Approximately 975 square feet
Co-op
$419,000
Maintenance: $853 a month
Open House: Saturday, July 30, 1 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 1 to 3 p.m.

Lowdown: This apartment comes from the Windsor, a close-knit co-op that does not have a lot of turnover, said Citi Habitats broker Richard Kim.

“People want to be there," he said of the building.

Last year, the cooperative spent $120,000 to renovate the grand lobby entrance and common areas like the combined laundry and play room.

72-17 34th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Citi Habitats 

The apartment is on the second floor above the lobby, “so you don't have to worry about tenants downstairs,” Kim said.

The owner, who purchased it in 2007, has renovated over the years, opening the kitchen to the living room to add a better flow and bring in more light.

Subway tiles were added to the bathroom and the floors were redone just last week.

The building boasts a block-long courtyard, but it's not viewable from the apartment. Instead, south-facing windows look out onto 34th Avenue, which Kim said was “quiet, not as congested as other parts of the neighborhood.”

All the residents share the courtyard, which is outfitted with chairs and tables. “The garden even has its own compost system,” added Kim.

72-17 34th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Citi Habitats 

Location: The building is right across from the middle school I.S. 230 and a few blocks from a new elementary school that's set to open in 2019.

The closest subway lines are the E/M/R at 65th St., about a 10-minute walk away.

Why put it on your open house calendar? Kim brought up the location as well as the low price for the space.

“It's $411 a square foot, priced well below other two-bedrooms on the market,” he said.

77-12 35th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Bohemia Realty Group

77-12 35th Ave., #A45, Jackson Heights
Two bedrooms/One bath
Approximately 1,011 square feet
Co-op
$499,000
Maintenance: $885 a month
Open House: Sunday, July 31, 12 to 2 p.m. by appointment

Lowdown: This apartment is likely to appeal to a family that's looking for room to grow, said Bohemia Realty Group broker Brian Letendre.

“It just feels like a home,” he said. “When I first entered the foyer, I was taken aback by the space. It's really large.”

Besides having two bedrooms, the apartment has a dedicated dining room, living room and kitchen.

“You could fit a full, long dining room table off the kitchen,” Letendre said. “I just imagined sitting there with my family on Thanksgiving with a turkey in the oven.”

77-12 35th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Bohemia Realty Group

The owner, who is a friend of Letendre's, bought it about five years ago and has since renovated. The owner wasn't planning on selling the apartment “so he did the renovation for himself,” Letendre said.

The light fixtures were replaced, floors were refurbished and California closets were added. The kitchen and bathroom were both redone.

Through the renovations, the owner preserved prewar details like a built-in bookcase and arched entryways. At the front door, there is a small brass bowl within the floorboards — the indent was used to hold an iron rod which ran diagonally from the floor to the door knob, serving as a lock.

Although the master bedroom comfortably fits a king-size bed, “the second bedroom is half the size of the master,” Letendre said. He felt it could be better used as an office or nursery space.

77-12 35th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Bohemia Realty Group

Location: This is the Berkley cooperative, which boasts its own private garden.

“It's by no means packed out there, but people enjoy it,” Letendre said, who added that it has tables, chairs and a hibiscus tree.

The co-op is a block away from the main drag of 37th Avenue, and about a 10-minute walk to the 7 train at 82nd St.

77-12 35th Ave.

Photo courtesy of Bohemia Realty Group

Why put it on your open house calendar? “It's a nice upgrade if you want an affordable, attainable apartment that doesn't feel like a small NYC space where you're storing things in the oven,” Letendre said.

37-34 85th St.

Photo courtesy of Mont Sky Real Estate

37-34 85th St., #21, Jackson Heights
Three bedrooms/One bath
Approximately 1,200 square feet
Co-op
$695,000
Maintenance: $1,120 a month
Open House: Saturday, July 30, 12 to 3 p.m. and Sunday, July 31, 1 to 4 p.m.

Lowdown: This apartment is known as a “classic six:” three bedrooms, a kitchen and dedicated living and dining rooms.

“It's rare to have this setup,” explained Mont Sky Real Estate broker Chris Zhou.

The owner purchased the apartment in 2005 in rundown condition and has redone everything. Modern crown moldings were added to every room, windows were replaced and French doors were installed in the dining room.

37-34 85th St.

Photo courtesy of Mont Sky Real Estate

The kitchen was completely modernized, with a slide-in oven range, porcelain sink, granite countertops and glass-door birch cabinets.

This apartment comes from the Linden Court co-op, which has two apartments per floor over 16 stories. The co-op, Zhou said, is “pretty close knit” and has attracted young families.

It also boasts a block-length private garden, which you can see from the master bedroom of the apartment.

Location: “It's a beautiful, historic neighborhood with an up-and-coming vibe,” said Zhou. Linden Court spans the block between Roosevelt and 37th avenues, both main drags. It's two blocks from the 7 train at 82nd St.

37-34 85th St.

Photo courtesy of Mont Sky Real Estate

Why put it on your open house calendar? Zhou mentioned that there's a willing seller, “and we're just waiting for an offer.” He continued, “It's a great opportunity to buy a rare apartment.”