NYC winters are always tough. But with social distancing restrictions still in place, and outdoor time soon to be curtailed by dropping temperatures, this winter could be especially trying. The comforts of home are about to matter more than ever, and StreetEasy’s got you covered! These 7 listings all have the best apartment amenities to make this winter more bearable, whether it’s in-unit laundry, a working fireplace, or a tricked-out chef’s kitchen. Many even have outdoor space, in case you get the urge to build a snowman.
We start with a Bed-Stuy brownstone unit that offers just about all of the best apartment amenities you could want. With two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, it would be perfect for roommates who want to live out this quarantined winter in shared luxury. Admire the fully loaded custom kitchen from your seat at the wide breakfast bar. If the apartment’s huge windows with two exposures don’t provide enough natural light for your Zoom meetings, you can always go out to the balcony — or upstairs to the roof deck! There’s also a washer/dryer in-unit, so no frozen trips to the laundromat. Listed by Lois Thompson and Khayla Jones of Compass.
If you’d rather keep your outdoor space all to yourself, check out this small but mighty studio in Bushwick. The highlight here is a floor-to-ceiling wall of windows looking out on a green private terrace, giving off some serious “secret garden” vibes. What a view to have when it snows! In-unit laundry and a dishwasher will also help make your daily routine more pleasant, and the unit even comes with its own parking space. The landlord is offering one month free on a 12-year lease, which brings the rent down to $1,937; contact listing agent John Fagan of Doorkee for details.
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Here’s another brownstone 2-bed/2-bath with laundry, this time in Central Harlem. This gorgeous unit is the floor-through parlor level of a 1910 townhouse, and it’s got killer prewar detail to match. The living room’s inlaid hardwood floors and wainscoting are simply fabulous, and so is that elaborate (but sadly, non-operational) fireplace. Other elements — like the kitchen’s sleek flat-front cabinets and stainless steel appliances — have been nicely updated. Listed by Roger Dunkelbarger of Bohemia Realty.
Our second Central Harlem gem boasts some of the best apartment amenities for avoiding crowds during quarantine. Free indoor parking, in-unit laundry, and a half-bath for guests will keep you socially distanced in style. The duplex unit has 900 square feet of space to spread out, too, not to mention a private patio out back. And the kitchen has everything you’ll need to cook to your heart’s content, including a dishwasher. Rent is net-effective based on two months free; contact listing agent Beatriz Moitinho of Keller Williams for details.
If the words “Chelsea townhouse” don’t get you interested in this apartment, here are two more: functioning fireplace. There is no better winter amenity! Even watching Netflix with takeout can feel like an event with a roaring fire, ski chalet–esque ceiling beams, and plenty of exposed brick. But if you do want to cook, the kitchen is decked out with full-size stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. And the location is truly prime, on a tree-lined block right near the High Line. Listed by George Agiovlasitis.
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One fireplace is great in winter, of course, but how about two? This Brooklyn Heights floor-through unit’s pair of working fireplaces mean you’ll have cozy warmth whether you’re hanging out in the living room or the bedroom. There’s plenty of space, with a renovated kitchen and bath. And the location means that when you’re ready to go out and face the elements, you’ll have lots of options nearby, including Brooklyn Bridge Park. Listed by Chris Giunta of CG Realty.
The Delmar is a Long Island City luxury building that has truly pulled out all the stops. Its amazing amenities include a high-end gym, two landscaped roof decks with stunning skyline views, and even a screening room for socially distanced movies. This 2-bedroom unit has a stainless steel kitchen with dishwasher, in-unit laundry, and built-in bluetooth speakers, so you can get your groove on while you cook and clean. Listed by Aldo Bar of MySpace NYC Realty.
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