Sweet N.Y. Rental: West Village Charmer for $3,695


Paying rent in the West Village can be a cash-hemorrhaging experience, and this sweet rental at 3 Bedford Street is no exception, but that's the price one must pay to live two floors under Justice Sotomayor.

Or maybe that's just the price to pay to live on a tree-lined West Village block. The one bedroom, one office apartment (located in the prewar building where Sotomayor owns a unit) is listed at $3,695/month and features a small bundle of treasures in its 850 square feet. We're totally delighted by the wood burning fireplace set against a narrow strip of brick wall, the small terrace in the master bedroom that looks out onto a garden, and the bathroom's unexpected dollop of throwback swank -- think black-and-white diamond walls and dressing-room-esque strip lights.