Roosevelt Island might not be the first place that comes to mind when considering a new rental. But that attitude is changing for many New Yorkers in light of COVID-19. The East River island — sandwiched in between the Upper East Side and Astoria — is technically part of Manhattan. But it maintains a small-town feel, with lots of outdoor space and room to breathe. Both of which, as it turns out, are hot commodities during a pandemic! Check out these five Roosevelt Island rentals, all with a long list of amenities, for a taste of island life.
Our first Roosevelt Island rental is a corner 2-bedroom with endless picture windows. And why not, when you’re surrounded by views like these? This super-sharable unit at Riverwalk Landing spans a massive 1,200 square feet, with lots of closet space, in-unit laundry, and two king-size bedrooms. There’s even two full bathrooms, so each roomie can have their own private space. Doesn’t get much better than that! Listed by Oren Liberman of MG Realty.
Here’s another 2-bed/2-bath with room to spare, this one in Riverwalk Place. It boasts a large foyer/dining area, in-unit laundry, and oak floors throughout. The kitchen is decked out in granite and stainless steel, with a dishwasher and a breakfast bar. And the building is located in a landscaped, park-like setting, with a gym, roof deck, and more, that’s just steps from the F train. Listed by Kim Littlefield and Ronald Lense at Douglas Elliman.
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This 1BR is set in the Octagon, a massive 500-unit complex that’s practically like living in a resort. The plethora of amenities available to residents include a gym, a game room, a swimming pool, and lots of outdoor space to relax or play cornhole (the perfect social-distancing activity!). The apartment boasts massive windows, a modern kitchen with dishwasher, and a huge walk-in closet. Leasing is handled by Bozzuto Management.
Here’s a top-floor studio at Riverwalk Point with lots of standout features, starting with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer bright sun and big views. Spacious closets and an in-unit washer and dryer make life easy, and the building offers a fitness center and a stunning rooftop terrace. The F train, tram, and ferry are all nearby. Listed by Related Rentals.
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Our final Roosevelt Island rental is in Manhattan Park, with a slew of amenities so vast, you might never leave again. From the sun-drenched rooftop decks to the stylish pool to the valet services, you’ll be completely covered. This 900-square-foot 2BR has new, high-end kitchen appliances and a balcony, too. The Manhattan Park Leasing Office is offering two months free on a 12-month lease, bringing the net-effective rent down to $2,875.