5 NYC one-bedroom rentals with balconies for less than $3,000

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
April 28, 2021 - 1:30PM

This Park Slope one bedroom is listed for $2,995 and has a balcony off the living room.


If you’re looking to rent an apartment with a balcony to take advantage of some outdoor space this summer, you have a lot of options: There are currently 870 apartments with balconies across the five boroughs listed for $3,000 or less on StreetEasy.

Having your own balcony offers multiple perks: You get a low-maintenance outdoor space where you can work or study from home and you can host al fresco dinner parties—that’s if it’s big enough, of course. You can also bring more natural light and fresh air into your space.

But there are also things you should consider before signing a lease for an apartment with a balcony: Your building will have rules on things like smoking, grilling, and throwing parties. Typically rules for noise in a building, like quiet hours, also apply to outdoor spaces. And you should check which direction it faces and how big it is to make sure it’s worth it.

So, if you’re looking for a rental with a balcony, check out these five one bedrooms in Park Slope, Lenox Hill, Astoria, Long Island City, and Central Harlem. 

400 15 Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

400 15th St., #4A, Park Slope  

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,995. Apartment #4A has a balcony, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an in-unit washer/dryer, and a storage unit in the basement. The building has a lounge, roofdeck, and  onsite parking. Park Slope Armory YMCA and Prospect Park are nearby.

403 East 62nd St., #14C, Lenox Hill  

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,850. The condo has a corner balcony plus south-facing windows, white oak floors, several windows, stainless steel appliances, and five closets. Amenities include a full-time doorman, live-in super, concierge, bike room, and laundry room. Andrew Haswell Green Park is nearby. 

23-15 Astoria Blvd., #3R, Astoria 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,600 with one month free on a 13-month lease. The rent-stabilized apartment has a balcony plus hardwood floors, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, and heated floors in the bath. The building has bike storage, a roof deck, laundry room, and parking for $300 a month. Astoria Park is nearby. 

41-18 Crescent St., #9C, Long Island City 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,320. The rent-stabilized apartment has a balcony, hardwood floors, GE stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting. Amenities include a doorman, live-in super, concierge, bike room, cold storage, and a gym. Queensboro Plaza and Dutch Kills Green are nearby. 

147 West 142nd St., #3R, Central Harlem 

This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $2,200 with one month free on a 12-month lease. Apartment #3R has a balcony off of the bedroom and a Juliet balcony off of the living room plus hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, large closets, central air conditioning, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The building has an elevator, video intercom system, and storage. Colonel Charles Young Playground is nearby. 



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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