Rental pick of the week

Rent two floors of a historic townhouse in the Bronx, for $2,500

By Nathan Tempey  | September 18, 2018 - 9:00AM

A stained glass skylight is one of the old touches still visible in this townhouse on Briggs Avenue.

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This three bedroom, two bath offers relative affordability and convenience for the Bronx higher ed student or teacher, and a touch of history. The apartment takes up two levels of an attached house in Fordham, near Lehman College and the Jerome Park Reservoir. The apartment's location also puts it close to Fordham University and the New York Botanical Garden.

It is listed for $2,500, a little over the $2,292 median for three bedrooms in the area.

The house was built in 1901 and looks to be somewhat well preserved, with original-looking details such as beadwork on the balusters, as well as a stained-glass skylight.


The apartment is a duplex, and also seems to have been renovated recently in the ways that count (i.e., the kitchen appliances, quartz counters, and cupboards look new), so though the kitchen is compact, it should be pretty functional.


You get to the kitchen from the living room, through a charming arched entryway. Sadly, the molding didn't make it to this century.


The bathrooms also look newly re-tiled, with a border pattern that seems required for rentals around this price point.


The master bedroom has a walk-in closet with built-in shelving.


There are wood floors throughout.

The house is on a block of Briggs Avenue lined with townhouses and small apartment buildings, and PS 46 is across the street. The D train is three blocks away at Kingsbridge Road, on Grand Concourse, and the 4 is just three blocks further.


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