The best apartments in NYC you can rent for less than $3,000/month

Posted On Thu, September 10, 2020 By

Posted On Thu, September 10, 2020 By In Cool Listings, Features, real estate trends

With New York City’s listing inventory hitting its highest level in 14 years and net effective rents still falling, according to a new report by real estate appraisers at Miller Samuel, this may be the best time for renters to snag a good deal on an apartment. This week, we’re taking a look at the best rentals currently on the market for under $3,000/month. From a Brooklyn studio with outdoor space and on-site laundry to a bright corner one-bedroom on the Lower East Side, find out just how far $3,000 will get you in NYC right now.


Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

80 Winthrop Street, #R2
Prospect Lefferts Gardens
A lovely studio in the heart of Prospect Lefferts Gardens features something one-room apartments often miss out on: closet space. Not only does the home include four large closets, the studio, now asking $1,800/month, also contains a separate galley kitchen and three windows overlooking the building’s common garden. Residents of the co-op building have recently transformed the common courtyard into a plant-filled garden with seating. Plus, there are two laundry rooms, a package room, and a bike room.

[Listing details: 80 Winthrop Street, #R2 at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by Katy Porte and Ariane Dembs]


Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

215 East 24th Street, #510
Gramercy Park
For $2,900/month, a one-bedroom apartment is available in the full-service co-op, The Pennsy, a unique building that originally was an ice cream factory in the 1920s. The pad, located at 215 East 24th Street, contains three levels with an entryway, full-height loft bed, and separate kitchen and dining nook with a breakfast bar. Off of the living room, which boasts over 12-foot ceilings, is a Juliette balcony, accessed via sliding glass doors. The Pennsy offers residents two laundry rooms on every floor, on-site parking, bike room, and a massive landscaped rooftop.

[Listing details: 215 East 24th Street, #510 at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by Julie Effron ]


Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

45 West 67th Street, #9B
Lincoln Square
A studio in a prime section of the Upper West Side is on the market, asking $2,950/month for about 600 square feet. Just steps from Central Park and all the culture and entertainment that Lincoln Square has to offer, the apartment boasts lots of natural light and city views thanks to two walls of windows and a windowed kitchen. New stainless steel appliances, marble bath, and hardwood floors are just some of the perks. The apartment can come furnished or unfurnished.

[Listing details: 45 West 67th Street, #9B at CityRealty]
[At Douglas Elliman by Peter Shevell]


Courtesy of Douglas Elliman

105 West 130th Street, #4
Harlem
A spacious two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath apartment in Central Harlem is now on the market for $2,740/month. The living area, which has enough space for a sectional sofa, workout bike, and a nice office nook like in its current layout, leads to an adorable balcony. Stainless steel appliances, high ceilings, built-in closets, and cherry wood floors, along with extra storage and on-site laundry provided by the building, make this apartment stand out. Plus, it’s located just a five-minute walk from bustling 125th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard, home to the 2 and 3 subway lines.

[Listing details: 105 West 130th Street, #4 at CityRealty]
[At Douglas Elliman by Andrea Anzaldo (Weksler)]


Photos courtesy of Warburg Realty

107 Madison Street, #1C
Two Bridges
Located between Chinatown and the Lower East Side in the East River-facing Two Bridges neighborhood, the prewar rental building at 107 Madison Street offers light-filled renovated rentals. A decently-sized one-bedroom at the property recently hit the market for $2,800/month. The pad has enviable restored brick walls, hardwood floors, built-in shelving, and best of all, an in-unit washer-dryer. Situated between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge, the neighborhood is filled with parks, playgrounds, mom-and-pop shops, and a diverse group of eateries.

[Listing details: 107 Madison Street, #1C at CityRealty]
[At Warburg by Mihal Gartenberg]


Photos courtesy of CORE

78 Ridge Street, #5D
Lower East Side
A spacious one-bedroom boasting unique Williamsburg Bridge views is available on the Lower East Side for $2,900/month. Measuring over 600 square feet, the corner apartment at 78 Ridge Street has oversized windows that help southern and eastern exposures shine. The building, known as The River Ridge, offers tenants access to storage, laundry in the basement, and a virtual doorman.

[Listing details: 78 Ridge Street, #5D at CityRealty]
[At CORE by David Miller, Emily Beare, Beth Doud, and Kiana Dunn]

Neighborhoods : Gramercy Park,Harlem,Lincoln Square,Lower East Side,Prospect-Lefferts Gardens,Two Bridges

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