image of 631 E. 11th St. #16 East Village 1BR rental

Here’s a pretty little East Village 1BR rental we think you’ll like quite a lot. It’s got great style, smart design choices and a desirable location, and at $2,090 per month, the price is surprisingly affordable for Downtown Manhattan.

Address: 631 E. 11th St. #16

Price: $2,090

Size: 1 bedroom

Neighborhood: East Village

Best feature: While the space is undeniably small, this apartment has some great design features built into the kitchen: A window lets in natural light, below which there’s room for a freestanding island, or even a small table and chairs. The counter offers enough space for a large coffee machine above and — score! — a dishwasher below. The apartment also allows pets (“within reason”) and is less than two blocks from Tompkins Square Park.

Why it’s a deal: Asking just over $2,000, this East Village 1BR rental is a good deal by both neighborhood and borough standards. The median rent in the East Village for a 1-bedroom is $2,895, which is already cheaper than the borough-wide median of $3,400.

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Biggest drawback: It’s nice to have a bedroom, but this bedroom seems especially cramped. According to the listing description, it “fits a queen bed (tight) or easily fits a full bed and dresser.” However, future renters can take some small-space cues from the current tenant’s overall setup: Well-placed accent mirrors and hooks work wonders.

See the listing: 631 E. 11th St. #16, listed by Alexander Mecum and Christine Carter of City Connections Realty.

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