The first step to preventing roommate disputes is finding the right apartment (okay, the first step is finding people you can stand to interact with before your morning caffeine, but the apartment is important, too). And this Fort Greene three-bedroom, available for $4,500 a month with no broker’s fee, may just be that place.
Described as “great for shares,” the 1,000-square-foot walk-up has several key features to promote harmonious roomie living. To wit:
The trio of bedrooms are roughly equal: each one has a window and a closet, and is big enough to fit a queen-sized bed, at least according to the listing.
Common areas have hardwood floors, exposed brick and “lots of wall outlets,” per the listing, which sounds like a dubious perk until you’ve lived in the fire-emergency-waiting-to-happen that is a place with too few plugs. Also, the newly refurbished kitchen (see main photo, above) has stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and tons of cabinets. Perfect for quelling disputes over dirty dishes and food storage.
Two full bathrooms will undoubtedly reduce friction in the mornings.
The pet-friendly building, at 346 Myrtle Avenue, is close to Fort Greene park, and a 10-minute walk to the Atlantic-Barclays Center transit hub. Convenient for just about everybody!
One final note: half a dozen apartments in the building are advertised using the same description and photos, which made us suspect that the listing is a “bait and switch.” Plus, the address listed for the building appears to be a discount furniture store:
But, according to the broker, the multiple listings are all for a single apartment in a six-story building, which appears to stretch over several addresses on Myrtle, potentially accounting for the discrepancy in online records.
If you’re interested, you’ve still got a shot: the apartment hasn’t gotten much interest, according to the broker, who chalked up the lack of frenzy to its expensive price tag. For the record, the average rent for a Fort Greene three-bedroom was $4,451 a month, per StreetEasy, though for $1,500 a month, you could probably afford something of your own nearby, if you've got the credit, salary and savings.