brooklyn heights 1-bedroom

These windows aren’t just sunny and bright — they also look out over New York Harbor!

Brooklyn Heights is a special neighborhood: the brownstones, the Promenade, the cobblestones, the fruit streets. But most of all, the view. Our Rental of the Week is a beautiful Brooklyn Heights 1-bedroom that comes with a lot of amenities, but none of them can beat the most special feature of all — this apartment directly faces the waterfront, with harbor and skyline views from every room.

Address: 87 Columbia Heights #21

Price: $2,600

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights

Best feature: You can see the harbor and skyline from every single room! Even the kitchen and bathroom! And the view from the building’s shared roof deck is positively jaw-dropping.

Besides that, this home features a sun-drenched living and dining area with oak floors and original crown moldings. A pass-through leads to the extra-large kitchen (with dishwasher). The bedroom has a double closet and space for a queen-size bed. And the bathroom has — wait for it — the original clawfoot tub!

In addition, the location on Columbia Heights is hard to beat for charm. It’s even celebrity-adjacent, with stars like Matt Damon, Jon Krasinski, and Emily Blunt owning homes just down the street at the Standish.

Why it’s a deal: It’s no surprise that a neighborhood this desirable would be expensive. The median rent for a Brooklyn Heights 1-bedroom is a whopping $3,398, which puts this apartment about $800 per month below average for the area.

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Biggest drawback: You’ve probably guessed the main drawback by now. As with most “why does this seem too good to be true?” apartments in NYC, it’s a walk-up. But only one flight up! And the kitchen, while huge and bright, is pretty dated. If top-of-the-line appliances and fancy fixtures are important to you, this is not your dream home. But if views of sky and water and Manhattan are important to you? Run!

See the listing: 87 Columbia Heights #21 in Brooklyn Heights. A video walk-through is included in the listing; contact listing agents Sonny Katz and Elina Golovko at Douglas Elliman for more information.

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