Every neighborhood in Manhattan wants to be called the coolest and best place to live, and although there will always be disagreement, the Lower East Side may still take the cake as New York City's hippest neighborhood. That could be why three of the apartments on this week's Hot Dozen -- the 12 rental apartments Streeteasy.com visitors clicked on most often over the past seven days -- are located in (or very close to) the Lower East Side.
Down in the heart of the Lower East Side is a one-bedroom apartment on 504 Grand Street and Columbia Street listed at $2,300/month, with no broker fee. The apartment is at the top of the six-story building (don't worry, there's an elevator), and the building also has security, although the type is not specified. A courtyard provides enviable outdoor space that can only be enjoyed by the buildings' residents. It's a co-op though which means there will be a bigger application process than a regular rental.
A no-fee three-bedroom apartment at 53 Pitt Street and Delancey Street is listed at $4,000/month (that's the net effective rent on an 18-month-lease, which includes one free month). Not only is the apartment spacious and has two bathrooms instead of one, it is also in a brand new building with an elevator and only a few short blocks from the nearest subway station.
A walk-up studio apartment at 236 East 7th Street and Avenue C is listed at $1,495/month, and although it isn't technically on the Lower East Side, it's only a few blocks and a few minutes walk away in the East Village. The apartment has an open kitchen and hardwood floors, and is only a short walk from Tompkins Square Park.
For more of the most popular listings of the week--from studios to three-bedrooms, elevators to walkups--check out the links below. The building is a co-op, which means you'll need to be approved by the board.
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