The top floor of a Brooklyn brownstone is the stuff NYC rental dreams are made of. Even more so if it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Our Rental of the Week has got you covered on both counts. This Bed-Stuy 2BR is spacious and sun-filled, with glossy hardwoods and decorative fireplaces. And it’s as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes.

Address: 173 Quincy St. #4

Price: $1,900

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant

Best feature: This Bed-Stuy 2BR offers a ton of space for a fantastic price. There are bright windows at either end of the apartment that flood the whole space with natural light. And the sunshine bounces off the glossy hardwood floors for a cheerful feel throughout.

Crown molding, exposed brick, and decorative fireplaces — one in the living room, one in a bedroom – remind you you’re in a classic Brooklyn brownstone. But it has modern conveniences, too, including recessed lighting and stainless steel kitchen appliances. There’s even a skylight in the bathroom! Both bedrooms are large and comfortable, and there’s excellent closet space for storage as well.

Finally, the location of our Rental of the Week might hold special meaning for hip-hop fans. This apartment is just off the corner of Quincy Street and Bedford Avenue, home of the famous Notorious B.I.G. mural “King of New York.” In fact, it’s not far from where Biggie grew up — just over the border in Clinton Hill, on a block now known as Christopher Wallace Way.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent in Bed-Stuy is $2,300, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week several hundred dollars a month below average for the neighborhood. And it’s huge!

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Biggest drawback: The brownstone this Bed-Stuy 2BR sits atop is only three stories, but there’s no elevator. And there doesn’t appear to be a laundry room, either, which means hauling clothes up and down a couple flights when it’s laundry time. In addition, the bedrooms are not exactly equal — one has two windows and a fireplace, and the other has one window and no fireplace. But if you’re not sharing with a roommate, the smaller bedroom would make a perfect home office. And at this price, why not!

See the listing: 173 Quincy St. #4, in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Listed by Barrett Williams at Scott Williams Realty.

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