Lots of New Yorkers expect to continue to work from home or work only a couple of days a week in Manhattan in the future. If you’re not going to the office every day, you might be willing to tolerate a longer commute in exchange for a larger and cheaper apartment. Plus, some far-flung NYC neighborhoods have suburban-style perks.
In these quieter neighborhoods, which don’t feel like NYC, you can be close to nature, get waterfront views, or experience a small-town vibe. Some areas have a Long Island Railroad or Metro North stop for a quick commute to Manhattan or an escape from the city.
So, if you’re no longer need a quick commute to Manhattan but don’t want to give up on NYC, here are five rentals to consider in Far Rockaway, Marble Hill, Roosevelt Island, Riverdale, and Kew Gardens.
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20-43 Seagirt Blvd., #3F, Far Rockaway
This no-fee one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,799 with one month free on a 12-month lease. The renovated apartment has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a walk-in closet, windows in every room, and waterfront views. Amenities include a doorman, 24-hour security and maintenance, laundry room, garage parking, and a gym.
150 West 225th St., #15E, Marble Hill
This rent-stabilized one bedroom, one bath is listed for $1,915. Apartment #15E features hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, oversized windows, custom closets, and a private balcony. Amenities include 24-hour security, a live-in super, laundry room, roof deck, gym, and garage parking is available for $150 a month.
480 Main St., #14A, Roosevelt Island
This no-fee studio is listed for $2,510 with three months free on a 15-month lease. The apartment has wide-plank hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, built-ins, an in-unit washer and dryer, and two closets. Amenities include concierge, a live-in super, bike room, laundry room, playroom, and roof deck.
3750 Hudson Manor Terrace, #6GW, Riverdale
This no-fee two-bedroom, two-bath co-op is listed for $2,900. Apartment #6GW, shown virtually staged, has parquet floors, stainless steel appliances, four closets, a balcony, and ceiling fans. The owner will install an in-unit washer and dryer for $50 a month. Amenities include a live-in super, doorman, gym, and laundry room. Board approval is required.
83-67 116th St., #8801, Kew Gardens
This no-fee two bedroom, one bath is listed for $3,000. The apartment has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, built-ins, floor-to-ceiling windows, stainless steel appliances, central heating and air conditioning, and a wraparound terrace. Amenities include a laundry room, playroom, gym, package room, and storage lockers.