Though it directly borders the hip ‘hoods of Bushwick and East Williamsburg, Ridgewood is decidedly in Queens, not Brooklyn. As such, it commands lower prices — in fact, StreetEasy recently named the area one of the most affordable places to live in NYC. Our Rental of the Week certainly proves that out: 1865 Grove Street is an entire house in Ridgewood, Queens, with two floors, a basement, and a yard, that could be shared for a fraction of the rent you’d pay in its BK neighbors.

Address: 1865 Grove St. #REAR-HOUSE

Price: $3,500

Size: 3-bedroom

Neighborhood: Ridgewood, Queens

Best feature: Imagine sharing an entire house with two of your closest friends! Backyard parties, basement band practice, tons of space — the possibilities are endless. One bedroom is on the ground floor, with two more upstairs and a spacious shared living area. A recent renovation delivers hardwood floors throughout and a kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. And if you don’t feel like cooking, there’s a huge range of diverse restaurants nearby.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent in Ridgewood is $2,400, according to StreetEasy’s Data Dashboard. But this isn’t an apartment we’re talking about: It’s a whole house. Assuming one roommate per bedroom, rent would be just $1,166 per person — that’s more than $1K below average, in a neighborhood that’s already one of city’s most affordable.

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Biggest drawback: This 3BR rental does have two bathrooms, but only one of them is a full bath. That means just one shower shared between three roommates, which might be tricky. And the closest subway is the M train, which might make for a rather lengthy commute to midtown. Finally, the front yard seems to be paved over, so there’s no grass or garden. But hey, outdoor space is outdoor space, especially in pandemic times — a few potted plants and some patio furniture can create your own personal oasis.

See the listing: 1865 Grove St. #REAR-HOUSE, in Ridgewood, Queens. Listed by Eric Bailes at Parlor Real Estate.

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