Let’s just say, Manhattan is not known for wide open spaces. Comfortably large 3-bedroom apartments are quite rare. But are 3-bedrooms at an affordable price, with excellent renovations and in-unit laundry? That is practically a miracle. And that’s exactly how our Rental of the Week feels. This miraculous Upper West Side 3BR is in the northern Manhattan Valley neighborhood, just two blocks from Central Park.
Address: 961 Columbus Ave. # 4C
Price: $ 2,300
Neighborhood: Manhattan Valley
Best feature: Do! Many! Space! These are real bedrooms we are talking about, with windows and closets, as well as a place for queen beds and then some. And there are also two full bathrooms, both modern and beautifully tiled, each with a window.
The common residence of this Upper West Side 3BR is also bright and open. There is a beautifully renovated stainless steel kitchen with dishwasher. In addition, tucked under the granite counters, you’ll find your own washer / dryer.
Besides, it’s as if all this isn’t enough! – our Place of the Week place is great. Central Park is beautiful Northern Forest there are only two blocks to the east, and three blocks to the north Morningside Park. It is conveniently close to several train lines and the university campus as well.
Why it is a deal: Manhattan Valley is a submarket of the Upper West Side. The average asking rent from UWS in total is $ 2,800, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. And for 3 or more bedrooms it grows up to $ 6,795! That puts our Rent of the Week $ 500 a month below average for the neighborhood, and thousands below average for this size. Wow.
Greater disadvantage: At this price, it’s no wonder this Upper West Side 3BR is a walk. In addition, while the bedrooms all have hard floors, the floor of the residential area is tiled. And finally, there is no floor plan on the list, so it’s hard to tell how the rooms are set up relative to each other. Regardless, the price here far outweighs the disadvantages. If shared with three roommates, you would pay less than $ 800 each!