Weeding through pages of rental properties in New York can be depressing AF (we all know “quaint” and “space efficient” are just real estate jargon for “an overpriced shoebox of an apartment”). We’ve scoured the listings to find some of the best rentals on the market right now. Whether it’s their affordability, amenities, location or charm, these spots are all rarities that likely won’t last long.
The Best Apartment Finds on the Market Right Now
2-bedroom On The Lower East Side ($4,056)
Pure white everything may be the preferred palette, but when we see painted walls like the ones in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom Lower East Side apartment, you can color us interested. Swathed in navy blue and pink, this spacious loft is perfect for a renter looking for something different. The fact that it’s in a converted school and has two landscaped courtyards adds to its uniqueness.
2-bedroom In Williamsburg ($3,574)
The other three most important things in real estate in our opinion are amenities, amenities, amenities, and this two-bedroom, one-bathroom South Williamsburg apartment has a long list of extras, including a theater, outdoor space, game room, coworking library and garage. And since it’s minutes from both the L and M trains, the location is not bad either.
1-bedroom In East Williamsburg ($3,295)
Ever notice how the apartments in New York–based movies are often spacious, industrial lofts, oozing with character and flooded with natural light and inhabited by artists? Well, we found this one in East Williamsburg that’s available IRL. And at just over $3,000 a month with no broker’s fee, it’s actually kind of affordable too.
1-bedroom On The Upper West Side ($3,145)
Can’t choose between brownstone charm and the convenience of an elevator building? Get yourself an apartment with both: This renovated one-bedroom is inside a five-story brownstone with an elevator, and as if that weren’t enough, it’s just a hundred steps to Central Park.
2-bedroom In Sunnyside ($2,375)
This Sunnyside apartment will inspire you to unleash your inner chef. It has a modern, open kitchen with luxury appliances, quartz countertops, a dishwasher and room for a full-size dining table so you can share your culinary masterpieces with friends. But maybe don’t cancel your Seamless account just yet, as this two-bedroom home is surrounded by tons of tasty Latin restaurants you’ll want to discover.
3-bedroom In Clinton Hill ($4,476)
This listing reads like a checklist of all our favorite features: duplex, private garden and terrace (yes, two outdoor spaces) and an in-unit washer/dryer. Plus, it’s pretty damn charming—and surrounded by some of our favorite restaurants and bars in Clinton Hill.
Studio In The West Village ($2,500)
“Affordable” in the West Village is relative, so the fact that this studio boasts both a mega-charming location (inside an adorable townhouse on a cobblestone street) and a private patio pretty much qualifies it as a steal.
3-bedroom In Williamsburg ($4,760)
Call your girlfriends immediately. Each of the three bedrooms in this Williamsburg apartment has a large closet and an oversized window with unobstructed street views. Plus there’s a large living room with plenty of space to entertain, which is essential since this is going to be the place where everyone hangs out.