It’s never been cheaper to rent an apartment in Manhattan. Literally — median asking rents in Manhattan fell to historic lows during the first quarter of 2021. Our Rental of the Week illustrates the kind of previously-unheard-of deals that are available right now. Especially uptown: This Washington Heights 2BR is spacious, sun-filled, and beautifully renovated. And it’s an incredible bargain!

Address: 529 W. 158th St. #4C

Price: $2,150

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: Washington Heights

Best feature: Room to spread out in Manhattan is rare! And this Washington Heights 2BR really provides it. The open-plan kitchen and living room feels spacious and airy. The kitchen’s got lots of storage and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Plus, that huge window fills the entire space with natural light.

Both bedrooms also offer breathing room, in addition to windows and closets. And the windowed bathroom sports stylish custom tile. Finally, the building is conveniently located near all the shopping, restaurants, and trains along Broadway. And there’s High Bridge Park to one side and Riverside Park to the other.

As an added bonus, just a couple blocks away from our Rental of the Week is the Morris-Jumel Mansion. This historic site is the oldest house in Manhattan and a fascinating museum.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent for a Washington Heights 2BR is $2,195, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. (Down from $2,398 last year!) That puts our Rental of the Week about $50 per month below average for the neighborhood, even with the current historic lows. 

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Biggest drawback: This Washington Heights 2BR is in a walkup building. So the fourth-floor setting means a few flights of stairs. In addition, the building does not offer laundry facilities on-site. But luckily, there’s a laundromat right on the corner.

See the listing: 529 W. 158th St. #4C, in Washington Heights. To learn more, contact Bohemia Realty Group.

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