Rental pick of the week

This one bedroom in Williamsburg isn't cheap, but the rent has actually gone down in recent years

By Jennifer White Karp | February 27, 2018 - 12:00PM 

The apartment at 205 North Ninth St. is listed without a broker's fee and comes with a $100 monthly discount.

Fiddler Realty/StreetEasy

This one bedroom is in the Driggs, a middle-high-end rental building at 205 North Ninth St. in Williamsburg. The 651-square foot apartment is listed for $3,200 with a $100 monthly discount for the first lease. That’s higher than the median rent of $2,827 for a one bedroom in Williamsburg, but there is no broker’s fee.

Unusually for a rental apartment in New York City, the asking rent on this apartment has come down in recent years from $3,450 in 2014. In 2015, the building’s developer was criticized for overcharging tenants for rent-stabilized apartments, according to an investigation by Pro Publica.

If you're still sold on Williamsburg, this building does have a bunch of things going for it, such as a live-in super, laundry, and parking.

The apartment has stainless steel appliances, wood flooring, a built-in air conditioner, and washer/dryer hookups.

The bedroom appears to get good light, and currently has large storage pieces on either side of the bed.

There's a small terrace with room for a bistro set.

A large mirror enhances the sense of space in the bathroom, and there is a deep soaking tub.

A furnished roof deck has a grill and places for lounging.

The apartment is three blocks from the Bedford Avenue L Stop. The L train is closing in April 2019 for 15 months of repairs, but there is supposed to be a shuttle bus and ferries to replace service across the East River, and the G is seven blocks away at Metropolitan Avenue. 

The building is also two blocks from McCarren Park.



Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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