Attic living is such a classic, creative, basically New York thing – a big, open, empty space to transform everything you want. Empty slate. Many old-school NYC attic spaces are now sculpted into single rooms, or even several units. But our Rental of the Week is East Williamsburg attic that preserves every bit of old school flavor and square films for a great price.
Address: 1099 Flushing Ave. # 2H
Price: $ 2,300
Neighborhood: East Williamsburg
Best feature: Do! Many! Space! This apartment spans 900 square feet, with windows for miles. The light that flows in from all directions shines on endless hard floors. You could section areas for privacy or leave it completely open. You could use it as an art studio. Heck, you could practically turn it into a roller coaster!
Everything you want an attic is here, including exposed pipes and classic tin ceilings. But this Williamsburg attic enhances the industrial disadvantages, as it is in a building that is actually residential. There is an elevator, laundry room and even a roof deck. In addition the unit has a renovated bathroom and modern stainless steel appliances.
Why it is a deal: The average asking rent in Williamsburg is $ 2,900, according to StreetEasy data panel. That puts our Rent of the Week at $ 600 a month below average for the neighborhood. (For an amount of space that will envy every hipster seen!)
Greater disadvantage: A space so huge, without walls to divide it, can be both a blessing and a curse. This Williamsburg attic is listed as a 1-bedroom, but technically it’s really a studio – there’s no actual separate bedroom. It’s also hard to control the temperature in a large open space like this, and with all those windows, it could be empty in winter. Finally, it is way on the eastern edge of the neighborhood. So if you aim to be right in the center of Williamsburg, this is not the place for you.