New York Rental: Chelsea 1BR, Renovated With Exposed Brick, $2,500
The building and the apartment have been gutted, so you can enjoy a renovated pre-war building with clean white walls and hardwood floors.
And like any good New York apartment, you are near a subway and buses, to navigate the city that doesn't sleep any way you chose.
But is this apartment worth the monthly $2,500?
The median price for a one-bedroom in Chelsea is $2,750, making this apartment a good value. In addition, the unit allows something that a lot of others around New York don't: pets.
This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is in a building that has been, in the words of the listing, gutted -- so even though it has pre-war charm, it has modern style. The hardwood floors are beautiful, and the huge living room (with a decorative fireplace) has warmth and charm (but not real warmth -- finding usable fireplaces are pretty difficult in this city). One wall of the living room has exposed brick that is painted white. It contrasts nicely with the modern wood cabinets in the kitchen, which is on the far side of this great room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, CaeserStone quartz counter top and a Fisher and Paykel stove.
The apartment also has new windows and new tile in the bathroom. You may prefer the classic look of honeycomb tile, but at least this renovation replaced rusted sinks, stained grout and broken tiles. And you won't have to go far to do the laundry -- there is a laundry room on the building's first floor.
Located on Eighth Avenue, this apartment is near Whole Foods, Chelsea Market and the mega-sports complex Chelsea Piers. You are also near the local 1 train, and a few blocks farther from the express train lines so you can get around New York quickly. Another advantage of this apartment is that it's also near the Meatpacking District, with it's thriving nightlife and the old charm of the West Village.
And when you want to leave the city, you and your new apartment are located between the Lincoln and the Holland tunnels, so you can get off the island, too. You are also near the PATH train that will take you to New Jersey in a matter of minutes.
Since there are four apartments in the building available at this price, you have a good shot at getting one -- and who knows, maybe try and negotiate a lower price? Can't hurt to ask, right?
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