Long identified as a
place where immigrants carved a quiet life out of the bustling city,
Sheepshead Bay is now where priced-out young professionals look for
spacious rentals and foodies satisfy their appetites for diverse
“Because of the fact
that they’re being priced out of other neighborhoods in the city and
within the borough, [clients] are looking further south,” said Erin
Keane, a realtor with Kings and Queens Leasing, which has an office on Sheepshead Bay Road.
“Clients are moving here for a better quality of life,"
New residential and
commercial spaces are also under construction, such as a 30-story
mixed-use tower slated for 1501 Voorhies Ave., which will reportedly be
the tallest building constructed in southern Brooklyn since before World
War II. More new developments are on the way, Keane predicted.