Rental pick of the week

A Forest Hills apartment where you never have to wait for the bathroom, for $2,800

By Nathan Tempey | August 14, 2018 - 10:00AM 

The apartment occupies the parlor and second floor of this townhouse on Burns Street.

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The New York City apartment with one single bathroom is the scourge of families and roommates alike. Waiting on someone else to finish brushing their teeth or doing their makeup in the morning can throw off your whole day, and no matter what time of day it is, when you gotta go, you gotta go.

Even Mayor de Blasio feels the pain. Prior to his move to Gracie Mansion and his kids' departures to college, Hizzoner was sharing one bathroom in his Park Slope townhouse with the rest of his family of four.

Apartments with multiple lavatories often come at a premium, but not so for this three-bedroom, three-bath duplex in a townhouse in Forest Hills. The place is listed for $2,800, which is below the median listed rent of $3,195 for a three bedroom in the neighborhood, according to StreetEasy. Located on Burns Street, about a 10-minute walk from the 67th Avenue R station and the heart of Forest Hills around Austin Street, the apartment takes up the parlor floor and second floor of the brick house.

There's a small, uncovered deck up the steps out front.

The living/dining room looks spacious, but the kitchen not so much, and hasn't been updated in a while.

There's a balcony off one of the bedrooms, in the back.

We only get to see one of the three bathrooms. It's newly renovated with a tile job that will look familiar to people who have apartment hunted in the last year or two.

The bedrooms aren't particularly spacious looking, but one is bigger than the others. Also, we don't get to see the closets, but if the listing is to be believed, there are "lots" of them.

The apartment comes with access to the backyard and has a washing machine. No pets allowed.


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