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We Unearthed the 31 Best Rent Deals in NYC Right Now

This week we managed to find a handful of two-bedroom apartments priced under $2,500, including one in Harlem right above Central Park.
  1. The New York Real-Estate Agents Turned TikTok Stars Viral dances have nothing on apartment walk-throughs and neighborhood in-jokes.
  2. A $550K Chelsea Loft Studio and a Prospect Heights Two-Bedroom Plus a little red two-bedroom house in Kingsbridge that’s only a three-minute walk from the 1 train.
  3. It’s Time to Let the Elizabeth Street Garden Go It may be a pretty oasis, but we as a city are desperate for affordable housing.
  4. A $485,000 Greenwich Village Studio and a Renovated Boerum Hill One-Bedroom This week’s picks also includes a Midtown studio with checkered marble floors and a Kensington one-bedroom with a private terrace.
  5. An Angular Time Capsule in Ardsley Inside, there’s a cathedral-like living room with original redwood walls and ceilings, a gigantic brick fireplace, and extensive sliding glass doors.
  6. This Pristine ’60s Ranch Is Actually From … 2021? It came together with dead-stock appliances and a half-century-old blueprint.
  7. A $369K Sunnyside One-Bedroom and a Hudson Heights Convertible Two-Bedroom This week’s picks also include a Park Slope one-bedroom with a sunken living room.
  8. River Ring Gets Okayed, With 13 Conditions Smaller towers, more affordable apartments, and a slew of other requirements.
  9. A $22.5M Apartment at 740 Park Goes From a Mnuchin to a Tisch Lacey Tisch, the daughter of Loews magnate Andrew Tisch, is the buyer of Steve Mnuchin’s apartment. Oddly placed black toilet included.
  10. A $375K Forest Hills One-Bedroom and a Carroll Gardens Loft This week’s picks also includes a 1910 Cypress Hills rowhouse and a renovated two-bedroom in Morningside Heights.
  11. The “Horrendous” Luxury Rentals That Need Gut Renovations After Just a Decade The life cycle of a high-end building is getting shorter.
  12. Comedian Aparna Nancherla’s Week in Zillow Saves “I am immediately onboard with an architect’s house, because they’re gonna know what they’re doing.”
  13. The Village’s Skinniest Townhouse Is for Sale Yet Again It never gets any wider, but the price keeps going up.
  14. Why Does Jeff Bezos Love This Unremarkable Building in the West 20s So Much? He’s assembled 25,000 square feet on a not-especially-pretty stretch of middle Fifth Avenue.
  15. Why Was It So Hard to Sell a House That Promised Eternal Life? The strange Bioscleave House took an even stranger path to find a buyer.
  16. A $598K Three-Bedroom in Concourse and a Colorful Flatbush Two-Bedroom This week’s picks also include a convertible three-bedroom on the Upper West Side.
  17. A Bay Ridge House With an Italian Villa Feel (Wine Grotto Included) One of the most striking features the current owners added are the barrel-vaulted ceilings in the family room.
  18. So Long, 666 Fifth Avenue Its past lives included Noguchi art, a cigar lounge, that satanic address, and Jared Kushner.
  19. Barneys, Deader Than Ever, Is Becoming a Spirit Halloween Retail apocalypse made manifest.
  20. A $375K Hudson Heights Prewar Studio and a Huge Jackson Heights Two-Bedroom This week’s picks also includes a huge Jackson Heights two-bedroom.
  21. A 1961 A-frame on the Connecticut Shoreline This waterfront home in Sachem’s Head, a tiny hamlet on a 600-acre peninsula, is on the market for the very first time.
  22. Equinox Has Decided That No, It Will Not Pay Its Rent Which is, apparently, absolutely fine.
  23. A $575K Greenwich Village Studio and a Harlem Two-Bedroom This week’s picks also includes a Brooklyn Heights apartment with two skylights and fireplaces.
  24. Wait, Calvin Klein Just Sold Another $85 Million House? Don’t worry, he has more.
  25. Billionaires Can’t Get Enough of 220 Central Park South It’s eclipsed One57, where apartments are selling at a loss.
  26. A $525K NoMad Studio and a Boerum Hill Two-Bedroom with a Multi-Level Backyard Plus an Upper West Side studio with gold tin ceilings and a balcony.
  27. A Rare Brooklyn Townhouse Listing: Unrenovated, Unstaged, and Filled to the Brim “Literal crime scene” or just someone’s messy home? Either way, it will sell.
  28. An Early Richard Meier House (With Two Pools) in New Jersey Horse Country Inside, sculptural curved walls gently separate living spaces, while public areas are anchored by minimalist built-in furniture.
  29. Two People, One Room, 16 Months: The Studio-Apartment Couples of the Pandemic Zoom in the bathroom, Netflix every night.
  30. A $369K Upper East Side Alcove Studio and a Park Slope Two-Bedroom Plus a rare townhouse triplex (with a private roof terrace) on the Upper West Side.
  31. Can Rockefeller Center Ever Be Hip? Tishman Speyer attempts a retail revolution in peak midtown.
  32. A $675K West Village One-Bedroom and a Boerum Hill Corner Duplex Plus a Fort Greene brownstone apartment with a lovely private terrace.
  33. Julianne Moore Sells Her West Village Townhouse for $15 Million It took two listings, 12 years, and an ‘Architectural Digest’ feature, but the actress has finally sold her West Village home.
  34. Got an Old Power Plant Lying Around? Crypto Miners Are Buying Them Up They’ll take denim mills, airplane hangars, and aluminum smelters too.
  35. A $369K Williamsburg Studio and a Bushwick Two-Bedroom With a Hot Tub Plus a sunny prewar one-bedroom in Washington Heights.
  36. The Man Behind L.A.’s Megamansions Ramtin Ray Nosrati is a developer for our new Gilded Age.
  37. Inside Austin’s Wild Real-Estate Market Homes going $850,000 above asking, 96 offers in one weekend, and more tales from America’s most intense housing frenzy.
  38. The Co-Living Start-ups That Survived the Pandemic Are Merging — and Flourishing The pandemic brought consolidation to the co-living industry. Could it also bring an end to all the utopian rhetoric?
  39. A Woman Turned a Room in Her Brownstone Into an All-Pink Content-Creation Studio It’s doing so well, the owner is turning another room in the building into an all-mint-colored version.
  40. The Hostel Has Closed on Nantucket The Star of the Sea — a cheap place to be — has been purchased and, yes, kicked the bucket.
  41. Daniel Humm Buys $14.5 Million Co-op from Chipotle Founder The Eleven Madison Park Chef is moving to lower Fifth Avenue.
  42. Going Back to the Office Means Long Island City’s Rent Deals Are Over Long Island City rents are sharply on the rise as white collar workers flood back into the city. They’re up 5.82 percent in May over April.
  43. My Toilet Is My Office In April of 2020, about a month into full-time working from home with her husband and two kids, Niamh Sproul decided something had to change.
  44. The Turreted Royal Tenenbaums House Is for Rent A few rooms still feel vaguely Wes Anderson-esque.
  45. A Bed-Stuy Brownstone With Tons of (Well-Preserved) Hand-Carved Wood The current owner, who has lived in the house for well over 50 years, made many upgrades while protecting original details.
  46. Rufus Wainwright’s Self-Described ‘Dump’ of a Pied-à-Terre Is for Sale The Gramercy Park studio, which Wainwright once called “a total dump,” is pretty tiny (but it still has thousand-dollar wallpaper).
  47. You Can Now Rent Alison Roman’s Apartment It’s located in Boerum Hill, or, as Roman calls the neighborhood, “the Paris of Brooklyn.”
  48. Overshareholders! Co-op Boards May Have to Disclose Why They’re Rejecting People They’re bracing for lawsuits.
  49. ‘Chief Pencil Lady’ Caroline Weaver’s Week in Zillow Saves “My three strongest home fantasies are: buying an old Girl Scout or Boy Scout camp, a Usonian house, or a really, really, really old house in Italy.”
  50. What If Compass Is Basically Just Like Every Other Real-Estate Brokerage? Except with a nicer logo and an over-leveraged IPO.
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