Are you looking for an apartment in Manhattan with all the bells and whistles for an amazing price? (Not everyone?) Well, you’re in luck. Now is a great time to hunt, and our Rental of the Week is proof. This Harlem 1BR is spacious at nearly 700 square feet, with a fully loaded kitchen and built-in laundry. Also a considerable balcony!
Address: 330 E. 109a Skt. # 3C
Price: $ 1,800
Neighborhood: East Harlem
Best feature: This Harlem 1BR is not just a studio with a pressed wall built. It’s a real 1-bedroom, and big enough at that! The bedroom has huge windows, great closet space, and plenty of space for a bed, bedside tables, dressers and more.
In the main apartment you will find a modern open kitchen with a dishwasher and a breakfast bar. Tall windows let in a lot of natural light. They lead to a wonderful balcony with space for furniture and plants. In addition there are two more large closets here. One is an entrance for overcoats and storage, and the other contains your own stacked washer and dryer. Private outdoor space and in-unit laundry: That’s two of NYC’s most sought after amenities, everything for you! As an added bonus, our Rental of the Week has a very rare feature in Manhattan: double sinks in the bathroom.
Finally, this unit is framed in the Aura Apartments, which provides residents with a rooftop deck, communal garden and high-quality gymnasium.
Why it is a deal: The average asking rent in East Harlem is $ 2,150, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rent of the Week at $ 350 a month below average for the area. (The last time this unit was rented, in 2018, it cost $ 2,500. So the current rate reflects a huge discount from pre-pandemic times.)
Greater disadvantage: No services are included in the rental of this Harlem 1BR, so you yourself will have to download everything. And it’s pretty far east, almost to First Avenue, which means the subway isn’t as close as it could be. But this Rental of the Week gives you so much for so little – those little inconveniences are easily overlooked.