Rental pick of the week

Settle into this sunny Yorkville rental before the Second Avenue Subway arrives

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We recently wrote about what's on the market in Yorkville for buyers, but if you don't want to make a long-term commitment to the Upper East Side neighborhood, you may want to consider this two-bedroom rental.

Located on East 80th Street at Second Avenue, it will be well-served by the Second Avenue subway (once it opens); plus, the unit looks spacious and bright, and comes with plenty of amenities. Most enticingly, there's no fee, and if you sign an 18-month lease, you'll get two months free.

It's listed by Citi Habitats for $6,089 per month (the net effective rent, which means the two free months are amortized), a figure that's still on the steep side for the area, likely due to the apartment's sprawling square footage and upmarket details. 

The 1,300-square-foot corner unit's light walls and white oak floors create a bright, fresh look that makes it an appealing blank canvas for decorators and art collectors; filling up the gallery wall pictured here would lend a lot of character to the space. 

The kitchen, with sleek white countertops and upscale, stainless steel appliances, includes a window and a breakfast bar that makes it easy to chat with guests while you cook. The adjacent dining area is another sunny spot to entertain, and we like the convenience of that extra built-in storage space. 

In addition to the large master bedroom—which comes with two spacious closets and an en-suite bath—you'll find a second bedroom across the apartment with its own full bath. The floorplan reveals additional closet space throughout the unit, as well as a washer and dryer.

The building itself offers 24-hour doorman service, a fitness center, and a landscaped courtyard. Plus, you'll have your choice of great city green spaces, as the rental is equidistant from Carl Schurz Park and Central Park.


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