Brooklyn real estate feeling swift boost with L train remaining open

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Those in the real estate business are already feeling a boost in business thanks to the cancellation of the L train shutdown.

Properties near the L train in areas like Williamsburg have gotten a boost in attention since Gov. Andrew Cuomo called off the shutdown. Warner Lewis, a broker at Halstead Property, has been a bit more busy over the past week.

"It caught everyone by surprise, it is a gift for landlords and for sellers now," Lewis says. "There are so many more requests for people to come out here."

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Lewis says while many are happy in the change of plans, there are some frustrated. "Sellers who sold a year or two ago, they are furious because of the fact that they got taken out of the top of the market," Lewis says.

Some businesses also took a hit, including a few that closed up shop in anticipation of the shutdown.

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