The top floor of Brooklyn sandstone is the thing that makes NYC rental dreams come true. All the more so if it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg! Our Rental of the Week covered you on both things. This Bed-Stuy 2BR is spacious and sunny, with glossy hardwoods and decorative fireplaces. And it’s as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes.
Address: 173 Quincy St.
Price: $ 1,900
Best feature: This Bed-Stuy 2BR offers plenty of space for an amazing price. There are bright windows at both ends of the apartment that flood the entire space with natural light. And the sunshine bounces off the shiny hardwood floors for a cheerful feeling all over the world.
Crown molding, exposed brick and decorative fireplaces – one in the living room, one in the bedroom – remind you that you’re in classic brocade sandstone. But it also has modern conveniences, including niche lighting and stainless steel kitchen appliances. There is even a skylight in the bathroom! Both bedrooms are large and comfortable, and there is also a great closet for storage.
Finally the location of our Rental of the Week could have a special meaning for hip hopers. This apartment is right on the corner of Quincy Street and Bedford Avenue, home of the famous Known BIG mural “King of New York.” In fact it’s not far from where Biggie grew up – just over the border in Clinton Hill, on a block now known as Christopher Wallace Way.
Why it is a deal: The average asking rent in Bed-Stuy is $ 2,300, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rent of the Week several hundred dollars a month below average for the neighborhood. And it’s huge!
Greater disadvantage: The sandstone this Bed-Stuy 2BR sits on top of is only three stories high, but there is no elevator. Nor does it appear to be a laundry room, which means transporting clothes up and down during a few flights when it’s laundry time. In addition, the bedrooms are not exactly the same – one has two windows and a fireplace, and the other has one window and no fireplace. But if you don’t share with a roommate, the smaller bedroom would make a perfect home office. And at this price, why not!