If a shared rental in a neighborhood that gets the parental seal of approval tops your list of apartment must-haves, then this Lenox Hill three-bedroom for $5,095 could be for you.
Although the price is steep at almost $1,700 a person, the apartment's got three, fairly equal-sized bedrooms (a boon when it comes to splitting the rent), each with its own closet. There are two bathrooms, a shared one in the hallway and one that’s en suite. And the apartment was just renovated, according to the listing. The place is also billed as an "excellent share," which suggests the landlord is open to renting to roommates.
The kitchen is small, but it’s got full-sized, stainless steel appliances (including a built-in microwave and a dishwasher!) and lots of cabinets to share or divvy up among roommates. It overlooks a combination living-dining room that, despite having just a single window to the outside world, does boast some nice wall and ceiling moldings and pot lighting that will add a sense of warmth and charm even if your mix-and-match furnishings are limited.
Located at 226 East 70th Street between Second and Third avenues, it's in a six-story, pre-war, elevator building with a laundry room, video security and a live-in super. It's equidistant to Central Park and the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway (the walking, running and biking path sandwiched between the FDR Drive and the East River) and close to schools like Hunter College and Rockefeller University.