Price Check Rental Edition

What you can rent in LIC for under $3,000 a month—before Amazon HQ2 rolls in

By Leah Hochbaum Rosner  | November 12, 2018 - 3:00PM

This two bedroom has a washer and dryer, as well as a private terrace with skyline views.


Long Island City is expecting a wave of new apartments—a recent study by that found that more apartments are scheduled to go up in LIC than in any other neighborhood in New York City. There were 1,436 apartments approved this year, according to the report. However that inventory could easily be absorbed by the 25,000 employees that Amazon expects to hire for its new second headquarters there. While still unofficial, the highly publicized move is expected to raise rents for the area.

If you are interested in getting into LIC ahead of the tech giant, here are five two bedrooms in LIC (and neighboring Hunters Point) where you can live for under $3,000 a month.


33-01 38th Ave., #PH5, Long Island City

Listed for $2,916 a month, this 1,200-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment (also pictured above) has high ceilings, brushed oak flooring, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a washer and dryer, and a private terrace with skyline views. It’s in the Addition, a rental building with three rooftop terraces, which feature an outdoor playground, a dog run, bocce ball, and shuffleboard, a putting green, an oversized outdoor chess set, and a picnic/barbecue area. There’s also a fitness center, a billiards room, an entertainment room, a vintage arcade/game room, a business center, and bike storage. There’s no broker’s fee.


10-22 47th Rd., #3L, Hunters Point

This renovated two-bedroom, one-bath apartment has hardwood floors, a dishwasher in the kitchen, and skylights. It’s in a three-story building with six units and is listed for $2,700 a month. Heat and hot water are included. There’s no broker’s fee.


23-01 41st Ave., #5F, Long Island City

Priced at $2,995 a month, this two-bedroom, one-bath rental has oversized windows, hardwood floors throughout, an open kitchen with marble countertops and stainless steel appliances, lots of closets, and two private balconies It’s in a newly constructed rental building with an elevator, an on-site parking garage, and a laundry room. There’s no broker’s fee.


21-34 45th Rd., #18, Hunters Point

This 750-square-foot two-bedroom, one-bath rental unit was recently renovated, and has new hardwood floors, large windows, and a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, and new cabinets. It’s located in a prewar building near the 7 train. It rents for $2,700 a month.


24-03 41st Ave., #16, Long Island City

This two-bedroom, one-bath rental was recently renovated and has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), and a washer and dryer in the apartment. It’s on the fourth floor of a pet-friendly walk-up building. Heat and hot water are included. It is $2,700 a month


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