The rental market in Manhattan is on fire right now! The best apartments out there are getting snapped up lightning fast. Which makes our Rental of the Week even more of a hot deal than usual. This Yorkville 1BR is spacious, modern, and bright, with a fantastic new kitchen and great closet space too. All for less than the median asking rent in this popular Upper East Side neighborhood.

Address: 226 E. 89th St. #8

Price: $2,400

Size: 1-bedroom

Neighborhood: Yorkville

Best feature: Room to spread out is more important than ever in Manhattan, especially for people working from home. And this Yorkville 1BR provides a full 700 square feet of space. That means you get dedicated areas for living, dining, and cooking — no need for smushed spaces to serve double duty. Plus a spacious, separate bedroom! It’s more than big enough for bedroom furniture and a desk setup.

In addition, our Rental of the Week offers great storage solutions. There’s a big closet at the entrance, and another in the bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling built-ins in the living room can display the things you don’t want to stash out of sight. And the kitchen — which is beautifully renovated, with stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher — has ample cabinet space. Two big windows in the living room bring in plenty of sunlight. (One also shows off the sweet decorative railing on the fire escape outside, making it look more like a balcony.)

Finally, this apartment is set on a lovely, tree-lined residential block. The newly renovated building has shared laundry facilities, plus there’s a fitness studio on the first floor. It’s super-close to trains, and Fairway and Trader Joe’s too. All the better to make use of that fantastic new kitchen!

Why it’s a deal: Yorkville is a submarket of the Upper East Side, at the neighborhood’s northern end. The median asking rent for an UES 1BR is $2,493. That puts our Rental of the Week at about $100 per month below average for the area — and we guarantee it’s bigger than most.

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Biggest drawback: This Yorkville 1BR is in a walkup building — but it’s only two flights up. And, while Central Park and Carl Schurz Park are both just three or four blocks away, they are long avenue blocks. Getting to some green space might be a bit of a hike.

See the listing: 226 E. 89th St. #8, in Yorkville. To learn more, contact Limor Ashkenazi at Corcoran.

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