Rental pick of the week

Spread out in this post-industrial Williamsburg pad

By Alanna Schubach | August 22, 2017 - 1:00PM 

At $6,800 a month, this one-bedroom, one bath rental in Williamsburg's Northside Arts Industries Condominium is out of reach for the artists who may once have sought it out. But it has a lot of post-industrial charm to offer those who can afford it.

The building, once a paint factory, was converted into live-work lofts in the 1980s, according to the New York Times. That history is apparent in the apartment's exposed brick, pipes, and hefty beams, as well as its oversized windows and its airy 1,600 square foot floor plan. Whoever moves in won't be roughing it, though, as the place includes central air, and an in-unit washer and dryer. 

There's room to make your creative mark, and a strong first impression, in the entry foyer. The open-plan living space (see main image) should get plenty of light thanks to a wall of windows, and the unit is described as being on a corner of the building. The factory vibe continues in the kitchen, which features more exposed brick, shelves made out of metal beams, and a decorative tile backsplash for some added personality.

The bathroom comes with a claw-foot bathtub and subway tile. The listing notes that the apartment includes a large bedroom and a separate office space, but they're not pictured. Building amenities include an elevator, on-site super, and a bike room, and there are plans for a roof deck. The building is cat- and dog-friendly. 

McCarren Park is a block away, and the place is walking distance to the L and G trains, and the East River Ferry. 


Alanna Schubach

Contributing writer

Contributing editor Alanna Schubach has over a decade of experience as a New York City-based freelance journalist.

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