This $3,700 two-bedroom, two-bath apartment at 454 Manhattan Avenue, between 119th and 120th Streets, features a small kitchen with stainless steel, modern appliances.
This $3,700 two-bedroom, two-bath apartment at 454 Manhattan Avenue, between 119th and 120th Streets, is available for viewing on July 5.
Pros: The apartment is in a modern building known as Susan's Court. It features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. The building has a lobby attendant (not a doorman), a common backyard, laundry, storage and indoor parking is also available for an additional fee. The apartment has a balcony off of the living/dining room.
Cons: Not much, except maybe the neighborhood. Though it's currently seeing a flurry of real estate activity and new restaurants and shops opening up almost weekly, some buildings in the surrounding area feel a bit more dilapidated. The price might seem a little high, considering that comparable apartments may go for a similar amount just a little bit further downtown.
When I first moved to New York last May, I was lucky enough to end up in an East Village sublease. I was interning at my dream job over the summer, renting a furnished room in the middle of Stuyvesant Town -- affectionately dubbed Stuytown--and didn't know how good I had it until I moved to the Upper East Side.
During those months in the East Village, I spent most of my free time -and money--dining out. With almost all train lines connected through the L--as constantly-closed and hipster-ridden as it was--I could go almost anywhere in the city quickly.
But I never had to travel far. The best cheap food was right at my fingertips: warm everything bagels at Ess-a-Bagel for $3.50, sesame pancakes at Vanessa's Dumplings for $2.75, huge falafel sandwiches at Maoz for $5, or the occasional $30 splurge for unlimited sushi with friends at Kumo.
And when I wasn't using various Groupon deals or composing meals of small bites, I was handing over my paychecks to Trader Joe's.
The windowed bathroom in
one-bedroom co-op in Gramercy Park has been renovated and includes an
antique claw-foot tub.
A move-in ready apartment certainly has its perks, and this week, StreetEasy’s Most Wanted--the 10 sales listings saved more often than any others by StreetEasy.com users--highlights a selection of renovated units and, for you DIY types--one that still needs some touching up.
A new-to-market two-bedroom condo on the corner of East 40th Street and Second Avenue is newly renovated and going for $899k. The updated kitchen has a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and brand new cherry wood cabinets. Plus, there’s a balcony with city views -- and the full service building's got a health club and swimming pool.
Down in Gramercy, in a landmark building on East 15th between Fourth Avenue and Irving Place, a one-bedroom co-op for $545k features a renovated, windowed bathroom (pictured) with an antique claw foot tub. The apartment also has an eat-in kitchen with pantry built-ins and three exposures with semicircular windows. Every major subway line is close by, as is Union Square Park. Note: a cyber doorman takes the place of a live one.
Summer’s a’coming and with it higher temperatures and prime bed bug reproduction weather, some experts say.
To wit: Eggs hatch in seven to 14 days in the cold, but six to 10 days during warmer times of year, M&M Environmental director Timothy Wong told ABC News earlier this year.This speedier reproduction cycle combined with increased summertime travel--spreading hitchiking bugs from one place to another--could translate into an uptick in the number of infestations.
Wong told me recently that he's been seeing cases escalate in Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, and “lots of those new trendy neighborhoods." Other hotspots include the Upper East Side and the Upper West side, up near Columbia University.
They are mostly in apartments, though M&M also gets several calls a month from offices, he said.
This sleek and modern kitchen at 420 East 51st Street is a diamond in the rough of NYC apartment hunting.
The little details of this space remind us of the immaculate designer kitchens in the magazines where even the cabinet hardware and appliance handles match. Among other things, we like the soothing chocolate-on-white palette, the impressively sized prep-and-dine island, and Miele appliances (including three separate ovens with various specialties). A pot filler caps off the functionality score card with a perfect 10.
If you’re a (wannabe) chef with lots of mouths to feed, you will be relieved to know that this postwar co-op apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The just-under-$1 million price is tasty indeed....most likely because of the harder-to-swallow $3,558/month maintenance.
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Q. Two years ago my mother-in-law passed away and my wife and I inherited her condo on the Upper West Side.
That first year we had to move out all of her possessions and we ended up doing some light remodeling before re-renting it. The tenant we found, who has been there a couple of years, just let us know that she intends to move out when the lease expires next month.
What do we need to do to the apartment to get it ready to re-rent?
A. It is good to begin thinking well in advance of a vacancy what work will need to be done in the apartment. That way, you can minimize your vacancy loss factor (ie the money you lose when your apartment is unrented) by preparing the apartment quickly to put it back on the market.
Now that your current tenant has given notice, schedule a walk-through two weeks in advance of their departure. If you're using a broker, ask them to photograph the apartment immediately and to begin marketing it before the tenant moves out.
We live in a wonderful co-op on York Avenue and we have outgrown our apartment. We bought it with the help of a broker who both lives in the building and has an exclusive on every unit for sale.
Presently she is listing two other units in our line. Our thought is that her impetus to sell our unit is compromised by this excess supply and her monopoly. We are planning to use another broker. Thoughts? Comments? Questions?
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