Roommate attentive! Our first Rent of the Week for 2021 is a duplex dream the occurring Bed-Stuy area. This sunny Stuyvesant Heights 2BR, 735 Greene Ave. # 4PH, has everything you need and then some. Each valet gets his own bedroom and his own full bath, at first glance. But there’s so much more – including a huge private roof deck. All for just $ 1,225 a month each!
Address: 735 Greene Ave. # 4PH
Price: $ 2,450
Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights
Best feature: First: This Stuyvesant Heights 2BR is big, shiny and cheap. But it is too a recipe for peer harmony. The highly divisible space has one bedroom and one full bath on each floor, great for privacy. The floor also contains the common living room and kitchen, both of which are beautifully arranged. (And yes, there is a dishwasher!) And the upper floor also contains the private roof terrace of the apartment, which is L-shaped and large enough for furniture. The entire space is flooded with sunlight, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Plus, you’ll be telling your friends that you live in a marquee! That’s just fun.
Why it is a deal: The overall average asking rent in Bedford-Stuyvesant is $ 2,300, according to the StreetEasy Data Dashboard. That puts our Rental of the Week slightly above average for the neighborhood. But this unit is much more than average in terms of space, finishes and amenities. And if you share with a roommate, the cost drops to $ 1,000 below average. Now that’s a deal.
Greater disadvantage: There is no elevator in the building, which means this Stuyvesant Heights 2BR is three flights up. (Plus one more flight if you have the upstairs bedroom!) In addition, it’s a half-mile hike to the nearest subway, the J / M / Z lines at Myrtle Avenue. But for two lucky roommates, our profits from Renting the Week will far outweigh these small annoyances.