Roommate alert! Our first Rental of the Week for 2021 is a duplex dream share in the happening Bed-Stuy area. This sun-filled Stuyvesant Heights 2BR, 735 Greene Ave. #4PH, has everything you need and then some. Each roomie gets their own bedroom and their own full bath, for one thing. But there’s so much more — including an enormous private roof deck. All for just $1,225 per month each!

Address: 735 Greene Ave. #4PH

Price: $2,450

Size: 2-bedroom

Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights

Best feature: First things first: This Stuyvesant Heights 2BR is big, bright, and cheap. But it’s also a recipe for roommate harmony. The supremely sharable space has one bedroom and one full bath on each floor, great for privacy. The downstairs also contains the shared living room and kitchen, both of which are beautifully appointed. (And yes, there is a dishwasher!) And the upstairs is also home to the apartment’s private rooftop terrace, which is L-shaped and plenty big enough for furniture. The whole space is flooded with sunshine, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, you’ll get to tell your friends you live in a penthouse! That’s just fun.

Why it’s a deal: The overall median asking rent in Bedford-Stuyvesant is $2,300, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week slightly above average for the neighborhood. But this unit is far above average in terms of space, finishes, and amenities. And if you share with a roommate, the cost plummets to $1,000 below the median. Now that’s a deal.

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Biggest drawback: There’s no elevator in the building, which means this Stuyvesant Heights 2BR is three flights up. (Plus one more flight if you’ve got the upstairs bedroom!) In addition, it’s a half-mile hike to the nearest subway, the J/M/Z lines at Myrtle Avenue. But for two lucky roommates, our Rental of the Week’s benefits will far outweigh these minor inconveniences.

See the listing: 735 Greene Ave. #4PH, in Stuyvesant Heights. Listed by Eli Levitin at StayBK.

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