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Affordable pads in the enviable and notoriously expensive East Village hit the top of this week's Hot Dozen -- meaning more StreetEasy.com visitors clicked on these rental listings over the past seven days than any others. But beware, spaces in the EV are usually small, and if the price tag is too-good-to-be-true we're probably talking shoebox-sized.
Take, for instance, a studio at 621 East 11th Street and Avenue B that's listed at $1,500/month. Hardwood floor and exposed brick walls offer a counterpoint to the fire escape window-gate and barebones kitchenette-style kitchen.The apartment is pet-friendly and comes with a shared backyard, meaning your pooch will enjoy the new place too.
A block south and a bit more centrally located, a two-bedroom apartment at 242 East 10th Street and First Avenue is listed at $1,900/month and the listing doesn’t come with any pictures of the apartment itself -- a potential red flag (perhaps this “great little space” is smaller than a normal two bedroom apartment, or it may only be that the current tenant wouldn't let the broker in to snap some photos). The apartment is on the second floor and a bar is on the ground level of the building, so make sure to check out the area late at night to quash any nerves concerning potential noise problems.
Nearby a charming one-bedroom apartment at 160 First Avenue and East 10th Street is listed at $1,665/month. It's a 4th floor walk-up and dogs are not allowed--but there is a separate living room, kitchen, and bedroom with a decorative fireplace. The apartment is only a block from Tompkins Square Park and close to the L train, making it as convenient as it is affordable. Apparently we're not the only ones to think so, as the place has been rented, according to the StreetEasy listing.
For more of the most popular rentals of the week--from studios to three-bedrooms and walk-ups to elevator buildings--consult the complete roundup below. For outside help, visitBrickUnderground’s Agent Referral Service, a free matchmaking tool that will set you up with the right guide to help you find the right place.