If you and a roommate are looking to split space on the cheap—or if you're seeking an affordable apartment that comes with space for an office, guest room, or child's room—you'll find a surprising number of two-bedrooms for just $2,000 per month and under.
Read on to peruse the options across four boroughs:
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, MANHATTAN: A two-bedroom with new hardwood floors close to Highbridge Park and the 157th Street 1 train station, at 525 West 158th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway). $1,895/month.
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN: A recently renovated (obviously!) two-bedroom that features a kitchen updated with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, exposed brick walls, and a stylish new bathroom, at 930 Myrtle Ave (between Tompkins and Throop avenues). $1,845/month, no broker fee.
PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, BROOKYLN: This renovated two-bedroom serves up classic Brooklyn style: It's on the parlor floor of a historic limestone townhouse. You'll find stained glass windows and prewar woodwork, along with an updated kitchen and bathroom. At 325 Hawthorne Street (between Nostrand and New York avenues). $2,000/month.
BAY RIDGE, BROOKLYN: There are separate living and dining rooms in this south Brooklyn spot, the kitchen features cute black-and-white tile backsplash, and both bedrooms come with large closets. At 8410 Third Avenue (between 84th and 85th streets). $2,000/month.
BOROUGH PARK, BROOKLYN: A two-bedroom in a new development, with upscale appliances and fixtures, close to the 9th Avenue D train. At 961 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). $1,925/month.KEW GARDENS, QUEENS: A renovated two-bedroom with an eat-in kitchen that includes a new dishwasher; there's a live-in super in the building, as well as a shared courtyard for residents. Most appealingly, this apartment is rent-stabilized. At 84-08 126th Street (between Austin Street and Kew Gardens Road.) $2,000/month.
FAR ROCKAWAY, QUEENS: This renovated two-bedroom directly faces the beach; you can take in views of the boardwalk and ocean from the terrace off the living room, as well as through the bedroom windows. Plus, there's a washer and dryer in the unit, as well as 24-hour doorman service and parking in the building. At 120 Beach 26th Street (between Seagirt Avenue and the boardwalk). $1,900/month.
GRAND CONCOURSE, BRONX: This fresh-looking two-bedroom is directly on Grand Concourse, and boasts hardwood floors and stainless steel kitchen appliances. There's laundry in the building, as well as a live-in super. At 1197 Grand Concourse (between Tudor Place and East 167th Street). $1,850 / month, plus no broker fee and one month is free.
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, BRONX: Prewar features abound in this two-bedroom, from the arched entryways to the crown moldings; the kitchen cabinetry looks new, and the room's black-and-white floor is striking. At 2175 Cedar Avenue (off West Fordham Road) $1,699 / month; no broker fee.
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