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The StreetEasy Hot Dozen: 12 rentals that may or may not be available by the time you read this

By Alex Hughes  | March 27, 2012 - 10:44AM

A Chelsea walk-up for every need--from a simple studio (with a communal bathroom), to a one-bedroom apartment, to a well-placed (and well-priced) two-bedroom apartment--can be found in this week's Hot Dozen, the rental listings more StreetEasy visitors clicked on than any others over the past seven days. 

As usual, these apartments are moving fast and in some cases may be gone already.

The first apartment, a $1,300 studio room at 310 West 20th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues is simply that—a room. There is a small kitchen area, but you have to share a bathroom with two other apartments on the floor. On the plus side, all utilities (besides phone, cable, and internet) are included in this walk-up. It may sound too college dorm-like for most people, and with a price that rivals other 'real' studios, this may not be the best choice for everyone.

A few blocks south, a one-bedroom apartment at 236 West 15th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues) is listed at $2,300, and though not loaded with character, the walk-up apartment offers renovated hardwood floors and ample windows. The location is close to tons of trains (A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3) and has no broker fee. 

For only $200 more, you can rent a two-bedroom walk-up at 336 West 17th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues for $2,500.  With a great location that is close to the High Line Park, this pre-war apartment comes at a suprisingly affordable price (which, incidentally, was increased by $100 bucks in the past week, according to its StreetEasy listing). The bathroom and the kitchen look outdated, but a large living room may make up for its lack of style.

For more of the most popular rentals of the week--from studios to three-bedrooms--consult the complete roundup below. For outside help, visit BrickUnderground’s Agent Referral Service, a free matchmaking tool that will set you up with the right guide to help you find the right place.





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