murray hill studio - 36 e 38th

Our Rental of the Week offers prewar charm and outdoor space, for under $2K per month!

If you think you can’t afford an elegant place of your own in the heart of Manhattan, our Rental of the Week is here to prove you wrong. This Murray Hill studio is inside a gorgeous townhouse that exudes Old New York charm. The vibe continues inside with enough prewar detail to knock your socks off. And did we mention the private outdoor space? All for under $2,000 per month!

Address: 36 E. 38th St. #1C

Price: $1,960

Size: studio

Neighborhood: Murray Hill

Best feature: Not only is this apartment pretty spacious for a studio, it’s really the total package. It’s got high ceilings and an ornate decorative fireplace, plus fabulous bright windows set into a nook with prewar paneling. There’s even a private balcony/deck area that’s plenty big enough for sunning, container gardening, or dining alfresco. All in a perfectly central Manhattan location. What else could you ask for?

Why it’s a deal: The median rent in Murray Hill is $3,150, which puts our Deal of the Week more than $1,000 per month below average for the area. And the median rent for a studio in Midtown overall is $2,681, which makes it a great bargain by those metrics as well.

Manhattan Rentals Under $2,700 on StreetEasy Article continues below

Biggest drawback: The kitchen here is small and dated, so if you’re a big home cook, this is not the place for you. The bathroom is rather dated too, but certainly serviceable. And it’s unclear from the listing exactly where the outdoor space is accessed from — but it is private to this unit.

See the listing: 36 E. 38th St. #1C, in Murray Hill. Listed by Eric Svitic at AJ Clarke.

Whether you’re looking to rent or to buy, find your next NYC apartment on StreetEasy.