Rental pick of the week

A no-fee Astoria one bedroom with lots of amenities, for $2,450

By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
January 29, 2020 - 4:30PM

Apartment #2V's kitchen features Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, Caeserstone countertops, and custom cabinetry.

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This one-bedroom, one-bath rental, 30-50 21st St., #2V, in Astoria is listed at $2,450, which is a bit steep for the neighborhood considering the median for one bedrooms is $1,975, according to StreetEasy. That's actually the net effective rent with two months free on a 12-month lease, gross rent—what you'll actually be paying—is $2,770. The good news is that it's a no-fee rental, so you'll save on the broker fee. 

Apartment #2V is located in The Montenegro of Astoria, an eight-story building built in 2011 with 65 units. Amenities include a part-time doorman, a roofdeck with cabanas, grills, and outdoor showers, onsite parking, dry-cleaning pick-up, a fitness center, bike room, and storage. Pets are welcome.

The apartment has hardwood flooring, high ceilings, recessed lighting, double-height windows, and a Bosch washer/dryer.

30-50 21 Street, Astoria, NY, 11102

The eat-in kitchen opens to the living room (it's virtually staged in this photo).


The bedroom (also virtually staged) has hardwood floors and a large window.

30-50 21 Street, Astoria, NY, 11102

The bath has Kohler fixtures, a Caeserstone vanity, and radient-heat flooring.

The N and W trains are an 11-minute walk away, and you can still get to Midtown in just over 30 minutes. Socrates Sculpture Park and the Noguchi Museum are a 10-minute walk from the building. There's no shortage of bars and restaurants with Astoria gems like Sweet Afton and Katch Astoria 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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