Make your stay in NYC an authentic one: Sleep in a closet-sized space for $3,500

Posted On Thu, December 8, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, December 8, 2016 By In Chelsea, Cool Listings

This second-floor walk-up at 235 West 18th Street is about as much like an average NYC rental apartment as you could get for a month or two in town, which is clearly the intended purpose of this furnished Chelsea pad. The listing states that it’s available for one to twelve months, but there are towels on the beds, AirBnB-style, along with other bare-bones necessities. Knowing that makes it seem a lot more acceptable that one of the apartment’s two “flex” bedrooms appears to be in an actual closet—which isn’t so bad if you’re only in town for the holidays. And to be fair, whole rooms in some of the city’s hipper boutique hotels appear to be in closets also. The listing says the apartment “comfortably sleeps 4,” which apparently means at $3,500 you’re getting a pretty good bargain.

235 West 18th Street, Cool Listings, short term rental, chelsea

There is an actual bathroom, though it’s not pictured. There’s also Wi-Fi, and each bedroom has its own flat screen TV. The bigger bedroom doesn’t look half bad with lots of nice old wood and plenty of closets and storage.

235 West 18th Street, Cool Listings, short term rental, chelsea

235 West 18th Street, Cool Listings, short term rental, chelsea

Although closet-sized, on the plus side, there are brick walls, built-in cabinets and a nice window with a questionable view—all of which, again, are more than you’ll probably get for much more at the Jane or the Ace. We’re guessing there’s no funky bar or restaurant in the lobby here (as there’s no lobby), but you’ll find Willie’s Barbershop in the building’s basement, which could look quite hip if you squint a bit, plus haircuts are probably cheap, quite a find in this town.

235 West 18th Street, Cool Listings, short term rental, chelsea

235 West 18th Street, Cool Listings, short term rental, chelsea

The efficient and tidy-looking kitchen has the basics including a coffee maker and cookware, and there’s a “heat and A/C unit.”

The best part of this fine New York City temporary home is definitely its location on a lovely Chelsea street near all of the cool boutiques, bars, restaurants, museums and galleries that you can frequent with the money you save by not staying at the Standard. There are several other units available in the building, so if your crew wants to be more comfortable than cozy, rent a block of them and live a little.

[Listing: 235 West 18th Street #2RW by Mike Eisenberg for Eisenberg Exclusives]

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Neighborhoods : Chelsea

  • jackie S

    LOL!!!! My apartment is 3x the size of that apartment and I am pay at least 88% less than that! Go figure!?! oh yes, I live in Manhattan!

    • BH

      it’s a furnished short term rental. they always have a premium tacked onto the base rent.
      Most likely this was a big studio at one point, or possibly a 1bed.
      definitely not worth $3500

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