Between Billionaire’s Row on Central Park South, Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue, and the tony co-ops of Central Park West, it’s easy for a renter to think they can’t afford to live near the park. But consider Central Park North! This stretch in Harlem has all the proximity to Manhattan’s crown jewel, without the premium prices. Our Rental of the Week is a perfect example. This super-cute South Harlem 2BR has a great kitchen, a modern new bathroom, and two equally sized bedrooms. And it’s not just under $2,000 per month — it’s under $1,900!

Address: 136 W. 111th St. #3F

Price: $1,895

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: South Harlem

Best feature: The price, of course! But really it’s everything you get for the price. Firstly, this South Harlem 2BR has two proper bedrooms, both with closets and windows. They’re not huge, but they’re the real deal.

In addition, the finishes are new, modern, and sleek. The kitchen’s stainless steel appliances include a dishwasher. And the bathroom is custom tiled, with a glass walk-in shower and a rainfall shower head. The dark hardwood floors gleam, reflecting sunlight from the front-facing windows. There’s even a coat closet right by the front door, and laundry facilities in the building.

Lastly, this place is just a block from Central Park North, with easy access to the wonderful North Woods and Harlem Meer. And it’s also super-close to multiple train lines: the 2/3 at 110th Street, and the B/C at Cathedral Parkway.

Why it’s a deal: The median asking rent in Harlem is $2,295, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. And for a 2BR, it goes up to $2,500. That puts our Deal of the Week, at just $1,895, at least $400 per month below average for the neighborhood!

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Biggest drawback: The listing does not provide square footage or a floor plan, but this South Harlem 2BR is certainly not huge. The living room in particular seems a bit tight. And the building has no elevator. But luckily, this unit is not on a high floor so the stairs will be minimal.

See the listing: 136 W. 111th St. #3F, in South Harlem. To learn more, contact listing agent Moishe Gross at Urban Pads.

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