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Looking at the rental prices of Manhattan apartments is usually the most painful part of apartment hunting, but several apartments on this week's Hot Dozen--the 12 apartments Streeteasy.com visitors clicked on most often over the past seven days--are surprisingly affordable.
Take the ground floor studio on 246 East 77th Street and Second Avenue that's listed at $822/month. Yes, you read that right. Your own apartment, with a live-in super, elevator, and on-site laundry, I might add, for only $822/month. The only catch (besides, potentially, the apartment itself, which we can't see due to the lack of interior photos) is that you must earn between $27,360 - $35,160 yearly to qualify for this income-restricted apartment. But it's on the middle of the Upper East Side and less than $900. Sounds like a deal to me.
A junior one-bedroom apartment at 221 West 28th Street and Seventh Avenue is listed at $1,750/month, which isn't the greatest deal in the world, but the apartment is rent stabilized, which makes renewing your lease less of a cliffhanger rent-wise. Located steps from the 1 train, the apartment also has a full eat-in kitchen and ample windows, though the flooring looks a bit on the funky side.
A spiffy two-bedroom apartment at 4455 Broadway and West 190th Street is listed at $1,475. This spacious apartment is at the very northern tip of the island of Manhattan, but provides luxury living in a brand new, elevator building, that's also no-fee. Two subway stops (the 1 and A) are close, but that won't take much time off the hefty commute from Upper Manhattan.
For more of the most popular listings of the week--from studios to three- bedrooms, elevator buildings to walkups--check out the links below.
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