Buyers looking for relief from Manhattan prices in Brooklyn may not find the deal they’re looking for. With prices high across the boroughs and inventory low (especially in the Manhattan condo market, which hit an all-time inventory low last month), potential buyers may wish to revert to renting instead. Manhattan’s median rental price last month was $3,300, which is nothing to sniff at. Across the river, however, it was substantially lower at $2,550/month, making Brooklyn an attractive option for would-be buyers returning to the rental market. Here are eight apartments around Brooklyn, all renting for less than the borough-wide median of $2,550/month.
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$2,500/Month One-Bedroom in Red Hook
This one bedroom at 108 Pioneer Street has a lot going for it. It’s in a newly constructed townhouse so it’s got all new appliances and finishes, it offers a dishwasher and a washer-dryer (which means you’ve made it in New York City) and two terraces. Is Red Hook super close to transportation? Of course not. But you’ll trade a longer commute time for proximity to Van Brunt Street, Fairway and some pretty spectacular sunsets overlooking the Brooklyn waterfront.
$2,375/Month One-Bedroom in Park Slope
This one-bedroom at 232 Garfield Place is located in the heart of Park Slope, right between the Park and 7th Avenue. The apartment in on the third floor of a classic Slope brownstone and offers exposed brick walls and north-facing bay windows. Another big perk is that it’s a no-fee listing.
$2,200/Month One-Bedroom in Clinton Hill
Clinton Hill has some of Brooklyn’s finest housing stock and this one-bedroom at 197 Greene Avenue is located on the garden floor of a turn-of-the-century brownstone is no exception. The apartment offers plenty of authentic Brooklyn touches like exposed brick walls, a decorative marble and tin mantel and parquet floors. The place is right near Pratt and some of the neighborhood’s best restaurants.
$2,500/Month Three-Bedroom in Bushwick
This three-bedroom at 268 Covert Street in Bushwick offers over 1,000-square feet of living space. Two of the three bedrooms are also quite large, while the third is smaller. The apartment gets lots of light, has high ceilings and an open kitchen with all new appliances including a dishwasher and washer-dryer. A/C is included and the place is just two blocks from the L. Not bad for Bushwick, huh?
$2,475/Month One-Bedroom in Greenpoint
This one-bedroom at 123 Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint is located where Greenpoint and Williamsburg intersect. The neighborhood mixes old-timey, Italian Williamsburg with the industrial warehouses of East Williamsburg and the tucked-away streets of certain pockets of Greenpoint. The apartment is off the L stop at Graham Avenue and offers a dishwasher, washer-dryer, lots of closet space and a terrace.
$2,550/Month One-Bedroom in Park Slope
This one-bedroom at 287 6th Street in Park Slope has tons of space – over 700-square feet – which translates to a large bedroom and even larger open kitchen. The layout works really well and since it takes up the entire second floor of a townhouse, there are plenty of windows and natural light. With so much room, it would be a great choice for a couple or someone living alone with a whole lot of stuff.
$2,400/Month One-Bedroom in Williamsburg
There is no shortage of new, luxury and pseudo-luxury buildings in Williamsburg, but 55 Hope, a converted warehouse, is a great choice for renters looking for amenities and new appliances without any of the chintz or cheese of the worst of new construction. This studio combines modern appliances with loft-like features such as large, pane windows, poured concrete ceilings and an open floor plan layout. Building amenities include a huge roof deck, courtyard and gym.
$2,400/Month One-Bedroom in Brooklyn Heights
This one-bedroom at 96 Hicks Street offers an entire floor of one of those extra-wide, stately Brooklyn Heights brownstones so you get lots of room and light. The apartment has the look and feel of a classic Brooklyn one-bedroom offering tall windows, crown moldings and a decorative fireplace. Located just off of Clark Street, you’re a couple of blocks away from the Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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