Here are 5 rentals within walking distance of a NYC park

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
May 6, 2020 - 1:30PM

This Central Park South one bedroom is asking $4,300 a month and is only a two-minute walk to Central Park.


If you have to move during the pandemic, you might be interested in a New York City rental near a park—especially if you are going to be in the city this summer, where social distancing rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus are likely to still be in effect.

New York City's parks are some of the only places open in NYC right now. And because city pools will be closed—and city beaches may follow suitparks are likely your best bet for public places in the city to enjoy the outdoors this summer.

Also these days you want to avoid public transportation as much as possible, and there’s nothing like walking 30 minutes, just to find out a park is too crowded. That’s why living within a few minutes of your favorite park is ideal in the coronavirus era.

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Check out these listings for rentals that are less than a seven-minute walk to Central Park, Washington Square Park, Prospect Park, or Forest Park.

103 West 77 Street, New York, NY, 10024

103 West 77th St., #4C, Upper West Side 

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $4,249 a month and is a five-minute walk to Central Park. Apartment #4C’s kitchen was recently renovated and features stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, and granite countertops. The apartment is available for a June 1st move-in, and you get one month free on a 12-month lease. (Brick Underground calculated the gross rent).

40 Central Park South, New York, NY, 10019

40 Central Park South, #8G, Central Park South

This one bedroom, one bath is asking $4,300 a month and is a two-minute walk to Central Park. The no-fee prewar apartment has a large dining and living area with a fireplace and a window overlooking the building’s courtyard. Amenities include a doorman, gym, and laundry facilities. A virtual tour is available.

149 West 4 Street, New York, NY, 10012

149 West 4th St., #5A, Greenwich Village

This studio with a separate sleeping alcove is asking $3,380 a month, and is a one-minute walk to Washington Square Park. Short- and long-term leases are available and the apartment is fully furnished. The studio features 18-foot ceilings, two skylights, a fireplace, and a separate kitchen. Utilities and wifi are included. A video tour is available upon request.

438 12 Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

438 12th St., #5B, Park Slope 

This three bedroom, two bath is asking $7,900 a month and is a seven-minute walk to Prospect Park. The apartment has a balcony with views of the New York Harbor, central air conditioning, hardwood floors, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Amenities include a courtyard, part-time doorman, and a live-in super. A virtual tour is available upon request.

82-76 116 Street, Kew Gardens , NY, 11418

82-76 116th St., #501, Kew Gardens

This two bedroom, one bath is asking $2,775 a month and is a two-minute walk to Forest Park. Apartment 501 was recently renovated and features two private balconies, hardwood floors, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a Jacuzzi tub in the bath. The windowed kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a large breakfast bar.


Austin Havens-Bowen

Staff Writer

Staff writer Austin Havens-Bowen covers the rental market and answers renters' questions in a column called Realty Bites. He previously reported on local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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