The reopening of New York City is in full swing! Curfews are being lifted, capacity restrictions are easing, and life is starting to return more to normal. In other words, the action is back! And if you want to be where the action is, there’s only one place to look: downtown. Our Rental of the Week has got you covered. This Lower East Side 2BR has a ton to offer downtown denizens, including its own washer/dryer and 1.5 baths. All for a fantastic price.

Address: 74 Forsyth St. #9

Price: $2,400

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Best feature: Everything about this place offers more than your typical downtown crash pad, starting with the second bedroom. Actual space: Imagine that! A second bathroom is a huge bonus, too. Full walls of exposed brick – in the living room and both bedrooms — add character to the unit. Plus in-unit laundry and a dishwasher? This Lower East Side 2BR just keeps getting better and better.

In addition, our Rental of the Week is centrally located to be the perfect home base for your downtown exploits. It’s surrounded by so many incredible restaurants and bars. (Including Scarr’s, one of the city’s top pizzerias.) And it’s directly across the street from the the neighborhood’s Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent on the Lower East Side is currently $2,800, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. And that’s pandemic pricing, down nearly $1,000 dollars from a median of $3,693 a year ago. A Lower East Side 2BR for just $2,400 is a rare bargain indeed. StreetEasy shoppers agree — our Rental of the Week has been saved by more than 365 users in the four days it’s been on the market.

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Biggest drawback: Unfortunately, the listing for this Lower East Side 2BR does not include many photos. There’s no floor plan either, making it impossible to tell where the bathrooms are, how many windows and closets there are, etc. It’s also in a walkup building, so there will be some stairs to contend with.

See the listing: 74 Forsyth St. #9, on the Lower East Side. To learn more, contact listing agent Kenny Fung at Compass.

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