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