Finding a renovated, rent-stabilized unit — a true unicorn in NYC — is the dream for many apartment seekers. And for a good reason. There’s no sticker shock with renewal leases, thanks to modest increases set by the NYC Rent Guidelines Board. Our rental of the week is one of those rare apartments. It’s a rent-stabilized Yorkville 1BR costing hundreds of dollars less than the area’s median asking rent.

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Address: 217 East 88th Street #13

Price: $2,250

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Yorkville

Best feature: Our Rental of the Week has a gut-renovated kitchen, something you don’t find in many rent-stabilized units. The small but mighty cooking space comes stocked with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. Plus, there’s storage galore. And here’s a drool-worthy tidbit: Whole Foods is down the block.

The living room is equally impressive. South-facing windows flood the space with sunlight, and the decorative fireplace adds a heavy dose of visual appeal. It’s also super cozy — just big enough for all the essentials: a sofa, entertainment area, and workstation. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the bedroom too. It’s pretty darn roomy. It’s large enough to fit a queen-size bed with square footage to spare!

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Why it’s a deal: Yorkville is a submarket of the Upper East Side. The median asking rent here is $2,700, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. That puts this Yorkville unit at $450 per month below average for the area.

Biggest drawback: It’s a head-scratcher. But if we had to come up with something, expect a five-minute walk to the Q train.

See the listing: 217 East 88th Street #13 in Yorkville. To learn more, contact Andrew Rothenberg at City Wide Apartments.

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