New York City’s reopening is in full swing! Restaurants are back, nightlife is back, and the downtown scene is hopping once again. (Hooray!) Grab a roommate and run, because our Rental of the Week is a downtown 2BR that puts you right in the middle of the action. It’s at the northern edge of the Two Bridges neighborhood, part of the Lower East Side that’s tucked between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. That makes it super-convenient to Chinatown, Nolita, the Seaport area, and more.

Address: 23 Catherine St. #6B

Price: $2,500

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: Two Bridges

Best feature: Many sharable Lower East Side apartments are dark, cramped affairs that can feel almost claustrophobic. But this downtown 2BR has space and style to spare. Its big windows face the sunny outside world, not an air shaft or a brick wall. Its rooms are a comfortable size. And that exposed brick wall and crisp white trim looks so chic.

In addition, our Rental of the Week has a kitchen that home cooks will drool over. Full-size stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, shine against fresh white subway tile. There’s a nice bright window, too, and plenty of cabinet and counter space. Plus, in-unit laundry!

Why it’s a deal: Two Bridges is a submarket of the Lower East Side, where the median asking rent is $2,750, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week at $250 per month below average for the area. And if you share with a roommate, this downtown 2BR is a super-low $1,250 each.

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Biggest drawback: No floor plan is provided for this downtown 2BR. That makes it hard to picture the layout: how close the bedrooms are, where the washer/dryer is located, etc. In addition, the listing description mentions large closets and a skylight, but neither are pictured. And finally, this building does not have an elevator. If there really is a skylight, that makes this a top-floor unit, which means there will be a fair amount of stair climbing.

See the listing: 23 Catherine St. #6B, in Two Bridges. To learn more, contact David Cohen at BH Brokerage Group.

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