1099 flushing ave 2h - rental of the weekLoft living is such a classic, creative, quintessentially New York thing — a big, open, empty space to make into whatever you want it to be. A blank slate. Many old-school NYC loft spaces are now carved up into individual rooms, or even multiple units. But our Rental of the Week is an East Williamsburg loft that retains every bit of old-school flavor, and square footage, for a great price.

Address: 1099 Flushing Ave. #2H

Price: $2,300

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: East Williamsburg

Best feature: So! Much! Space! This apartment spans a massive 900 square feet, with windows for miles. The light that pours in from all directions shines onto endless hardwood floors. You could section off areas for privacy, or leave it wide open. You could use it as an artist’s studio. Heck, you could practically turn it into a roller rink!

Everything you want a loft to have is here, including exposed pipes and and classic tin ceilings. But this Williamsburg loft does the industrial throwbacks one better, because it’s in a building that’s actually meant to be residential. There’s an elevator, a laundry room, and even a roof deck. Plus the unit boasts a remodeled bathroom and modern stainless steel appliances.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent in Williamsburg is $2,900, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week at $600 per month below average for the neighborhood. (For an amount of space that will be the envy of every hipster in sight!)

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Biggest drawback: A space this huge, with no walls to divide it, can be both a blessing and a curse. This Williamsburg loft is listed as a 1-bedroom, but technically it’s really a studio — there is no actual, separate bedroom. It’s also hard to control the temperature in a big open space like this, and with all those windows, it might be drafty in winter. Finally, it’s way on the eastern edge of the neighborhood. So if you’re looking to be right in the center of Williamsburg, this isn’t the place for you.

See the listing: 1099 Flushing Ave. #2H, in East Williamsburg. Listed by Joel Schwartz at Garden Management.

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