All hail Jackson Heights! This historic Queens neighborhood is a reliable source of affordable apartments, for both buyers and renters. But our Rental of the Week really takes the cake. This enormous Jackson Heights 2BR is set in one of the enclave’s famous garden-apartment complexes. It’s got charming prewar detail, outdoor space, and super-convenient train access — for a price that’s almost too good to believe.

Address: 35-35 82nd St. #B1

Price: $1,950

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: Jackson Heights

Best feature: This Jackson Heights 2BR has a ton of space to spread out, for under $2K per month. You could share with a roommate to make it even more affordable, of course. But honestly, it’s hard to resist the prospect of keeping it all to yourself! Turn the second bedroom into a home office, relax in your spacious living room when you’re not working, and use the separate dressing room as the walk-in closet of your dreams. The kitchen might not be fancy, but it has two things that are certainly rare in NYC: a massive pantry at one end, and a lovely patio at the other end.

In addition to all this goodness, our Rental of the Week is brimming with prewar detail. There are beamed ceilings, moldings, and little built-in storage nooks throughout. Plus, the building boasts an interior courtyard and laundry. It’s also super-convenient to the neighborhood’s vibrant restaurant scene, and only about a block from the 7 train.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent for a Jackson Heights 2BR is $2,100, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week at just over $100 per month below average for a 2-bedroom in the area. But to really appreciate this price, consider that the median rent for 2 bedrooms in Brooklyn is $2,395 — and in Manhattan it’s $3,300!

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Biggest drawback: This Jackson Heights 2BR is a unique rental opportunity: It’s not in a rental building. It’s actually in a co-op, which means board approval is required. In addition, it’s unclear whether the patio is private space or shared — which means it’s probably shared. Finally, while there’s lots of closet space overall, there’s no closet in either of the two bedrooms. But all in all? Wow, what a fantastic space for the money.

See the listing: 35-35 82nd St. #B1, in Jackson Heights. Listed by Chris B. Georgakopoulos at Garden Heights Realty.

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