Calling all work-home New Yorkers! Our Rental of the Week whether the dream of a distant worker has come true. This Murray Hill duplex is basically a full, spacious 1-bedroom apartment upstairs, with a large extra bedroom and half bath downstairs. That’s right, your new home office is an entire floor, with its own separate bathroom! And when we say big, we’re not kidding: This apartment spans a whopping 1,000 square feet. All for much less than the area’s average rent.
Address: 238 E. 36a St. #A
Price: $ 2,300
Neighborhood: Murray Hill
Best feature: We’re talking 1,000 square feet, spread over two floors, in Manhattan, all for you! This is a huge space – the one below can easily be considered a second bedroom series (although it lacks a door). You can set it up as an office and there is still enough room for an pull-out sofa or guest bed. Or a craft station, or an art studio, or the wardrobe of your wildest dreams.
But this duplex Murray Hill has many other great features, beyond just space. The hardwood floors are untouched. The bright white kitchen has large appliances, including a dishwasher. The full bathroom upstairs is decorated with luxurious marble tiles. And the two floors are connected by real solid steps, not just a floating spiral staircase.
Why it is a deal: Murray Hill and its neighbor, Kips Bay, are supermarkets in the larger Midtown East neighborhood. The average asking rent in Midtown East is $ 2,800, according to StreetEasy data panel. That puts our Rental Week at a full $ 500 a month below average for the area.