Million-dollar home sales in Mapleton

Eye on Real Estate: Betcha don't know where this neighborhood is

August 16, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mapleton is full of handsome houses — for starters, these are on 63rd Street between 19th and 20th avenues. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan
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It’s a little bit Bensonhurst, a little bit Borough Park. And it’s got a stunning cemetery.

Mapleton is one of those neighborhood names you don’t hear much, unless your kids attend PS 48, which is the Mapleton School, or you use the Mapleton branch of the Brooklyn Public Library.

It is recognized as a specific neighborhood by Community Board 11 — it’s one of the four neighborhoods that CB 11 serves.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

Mapleton, which was developed between 1913 and 1919, is in southwest Brooklyn.

If you start at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on the shoreline at 58th Street in Sunset Park and proceed east, you’ll wind up in Mapleton. The neighborhood’s boundaries are 16th Avenue, 57th Street, Dahill Road and 65th Street. The graveyard that’s partly located in the neighborhood is Washington Cemetery. See related story.

On some maps, Mapleton is included in Bensonhurst’s terrain. On other maps, Mapleton is shown as a sub-neighborhood within Borough Park.

There’s an excellent array of cherished middle-class housing stock in Mapleton.

Many residences are semi-attached homes with driveways. Others are rowhouses jazzed up with porches and eye-catching gardens. Pergolas with luxuriant vines are popular.

There are peach trees in the front yards of some homes, which of course call to mind the Deep South.

One of the most charming homes we saw on a recent stroll around the area was an enormous stand-alone house with a vast lawn at 5822 20th Ave. on the corner of 59th Street.

Another charming property is a smaller standalone house at 1851 60th St. It has a heroic air to it because it is flanked on both sides by larger, recently constructed buildings.

By the way, 1851 60th St. changed hands in 2015. Beilu Hammer Torn and Elimelech Torn bought it for $995,000, city Finance Department records indicate.


Who’s been buying recently?

Two- and three-unit homes in Mapleton are selling for around $1.5 million these days. Single-family home prices are approaching $1 million. Want to know who’s been buying houses? Of course you do.

We gleaned prices and buyer info from Finance Department records:

* Isaac Herzog and Chaya Herzog bought 2072 62nd St. for $1.55 million in May. A posting on says the detached house with a private driveway and a garage is a three-family home.

* In May, Yisroel Elefant paid $1.505 million for 2108 61st St. According to, it’s a two-family home.

* Samuel Brody bought 2139 60th St. for $1.5 million in March. It’s a three-family home, a posting says. The sellers, Yisroel Meir Lichtman and Glida Lichtman, had purchased the property for $940,000 in 2005.

* In April, Saul Knobloch and Malkah Knobloch purchased 2109 64th St. for $999,500. The sellers, Yechiel Spira and Sara Spira, had paid $720,000 for it in 2007. It is a two-family home, a posting indicates.

* Abraham Farkas paid $899,000 for 2147 59th St. in July. Eric Scarponi and Dina Scarponi, who were the sellers, had bought the property for $700,000 in 2015. A posting identifies the property as a single-family home.


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