Who does not love a duplex? Having your sleeping space and your living space on two different floors feels like you live in a house, not an apartment. What if there is a private outdoor space to light up? Well, you practically won the lottery! Our Rental of the Week, a 1BR duplex from Stuyvesant Heights, has everything and more, for an amazing price.
Address: 490 Van Buren St. number 4C
Price: $ 2,000
Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights
Best feature: Imagine the luxury of living on two levels, with private outdoor space on every level! If you decorate the large upper terrace for outdoor dining and grilling, you could reserve the lower balcony for something else. Gardening? Star watching? An outdoor home office? The possibilities are endless.
But there’s even more luxury to be found in this Stuyvesant Heights duplex, starting with an indoor sink. (That means you now have not one, but two of New York City’s most desired amenities for yourself.) There are more than 750 square feet of interior space in total, with plenty of natural light. A new kitchen has stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. And the bathroom has custom tiling and a rain shower head.
Finally, our Rental of the Week is right on the border between Stuy Heights and Bushwick. This makes it very convenient for J / M / Z trains along Broadway and Bushwick’s hot restaurant scene.
Why it is a deal: Stuy Heights is a submarket of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Bed-Stuy’s average asking rent is $ 2,250, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rent of the Week at $ 250 a month below average for the area.
Greater disadvantage: Unfortunately, this Stuyvesant Heights duplex is a walk away. In addition, the only bathroom is on the bottom floor. And the only closet is upstairs, in the bedroom. This prepares you in the morning a little unpleasantly – you’ll probably have to go up and down a few times for you to shower and get dressed. But for everything else you get, and for such a great price, that shouldn’t be a breaker.