Rental pick of the week

A LES furnished two-bedroom co-op for short-term rentals, for $5,950

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
October 30, 2019 - 9:00AM

The co-op rental is available for short-term leases, with a four-month minimum.


This two-bedroom, two-bath co-op, 210 Forsyth St., #4, on the Lower East Side, is being offered as a furnished rental for $5,950 a month, which is much higher than the neighborhood median of $3,600 for two bedrooms, according to StreetEasyYou can only rent this co-op short term, from four to 10 months, because the apartment is only available until August 30th, 2020, when the owner is returning.

Furnished apartments in NYC typically rent for higher amounts to offset any potential damage to the furnishings, and because they are in demand. Most co-ops don't allow them, so it's a good idea to make sure the co-op owner does indeed have the ability to sublet—don't be afraid to ask lots of questions.

This cat-friendly apartment was recently converted from two separate units to a single, full-floor apartment, but even though you’ll have an entire floor to yourself, the apartment is rather narrow. 

The five-story co-op building is a walk-up, and since this unit is on the fourth floor, be prepared to walk.

The common garden seems to be the only building amenity, but the apartment itself has some desirable features, such as an in-unit washer/dryer, dishwasher, and window AC units. Plus the furnishings include statement pieces like a bright orange accent chair and kitschy accessories. 


The chef’s kitchen features custom marble counters, a Viking range, Liebherr refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher.


The Acacia dining table is custom-made. 


The master suite has an oversized Waterworks soaking tub in the middle of the room.


Located on the border of the East Village and Lower East Side, there are tons of restaurants nearby like the fast casual Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken and La Esquina, which has a hidden restaurant and bar in the basement that is reservation only.


Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered 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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