Who doesn’t love a duplex? Having your sleeping space and your living space on two different floors makes it feel like you live in a house, not an apartment. And if there’s private outdoor space to boot? Well, you’ve practically won the lottery! Our Rental of the Week, a Stuyvesant Heights duplex 1BR, has all that and more, for a fantastic price.

Address: 490 Van Buren St. #4C

Price: $2,000

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights

Best feature: Imagine the luxury of living on two levels, with private outdoor space on each level! If you deck out the large upper terrace for alfresco dining and barbecues, you could reserve the lower balcony for something else. Gardening? Stargazing? An outdoor home office? The possibilities are endless.

But there’s even more luxury to be found in this Stuyvesant Heights duplex, starting with in-unit laundry. (That means you now have not one but two of NYC’s most-wanted amenities all to yourself.) There’s more than 750 square feet of interior space altogether, with plenty of natural light throughout. A new kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. And the bathroom has custom tiling and a rainfall shower head.

Finally, our Rental of the Week is right on the border between Stuy Heights and Bushwick. This makes it super-convenient to the J/M/Z trains along Broadway and Bushwick’s hot restaurant scene.

Why it’s a deal: Stuy Heights is a submarket of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bed-Stuy’s median asking rent is $2,250, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week at $250 per month below average for the area. 

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Biggest drawback: Unfortunately, this Stuyvesant Heights duplex is a walkup. In addition, the sole bathroom in is on the bottom floor. And the sole closet is upstairs, in the bedroom. This makes getting ready in the morning slightly awkward — you’ll likely have to go up and down a few times to get all showered and dressed. But for everything else you’re getting, and for such a great price, that shouldn’t be a dealbreaker.

See the listing: 490 Van Buren St. #4C, in Stuyvesant Heights. This unit is for rent by its owner, who can be reached on the listing.

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