long island city 1br

Our Rental of the Week offers LIC luxury, Manhattan views, and an enticing price.

Long Island City is hot right now, and with good reason. A boom of high-end construction takes great advantage of the neighborhood’s proximity to Manhattan and views across the East River. These brand-new luxury buildings can be pricey, but our Rental of the Week shows there are deals to be had in them, too. This nicely priced Long Island City 1BR even has that coveted skyline view, from a big balcony that encourages morning coffee and evening cocktails.

Address: 36-37 31st St. #3W

Price: $2,300

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Long Island City

Best feature: This Long Island City 1BR is in the Grayson, a 2019 luxury elevator building that’s packed with amenities. Residents enjoy a fitness center, bike storage, garage parking, and and a roof deck with Manhattan views and a built-in grill for barbecues. It’s also super-close to the N and W trains, for quick and easy access to midtown. The unit itself is a spacious 600 square feet, with a sleek new bathroom and a beautiful, modern kitchen with lacquered cabinets and stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher). And let’s not forget that fabulous balcony.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent in Long Island City is $2,895, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. That puts our Deal of the Week at more than $500 less than average for the area. And there’s more: The building is offering one month free on a 12-month lease, which brings the net-effective rent down to around $2,100. It’s a great price for so much luxury!

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Biggest drawback: Surprisingly, closet space is a bit limited here. There’s a built-in wardrobe in the bedroom and a small linen closet outside the bathroom, but storage space for shoes, coats, and bulky items might be a challenge.

See the listing: 36-37 31st St. #3W, in Long Island City. Listed by Steve Lelekidis and Alex Giannikas at Modern Spaces.

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