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Biking is soaring in popularity during the Covid era as New Yorkers seek alternative commuting options and ways to exercise while gyms remain closed. Many bike brands and models are nearly impossible to buy right now and have long wait lists.
When you finally get the bike you want, your next issue will likely be figuring out where to store it. Fortunately, there are apartments in rental buildings with bike storage rooms available now. There are also rentals in co-op and condo buildings with bike rooms, but keep in mind that when you rent here you likely need board approval and some buildings limit how long owners can rent out their apartments.
Many buildings with bike storage rooms also have other amenities like laundry rooms, extra storage, and outdoor space—all especially desirable now in the Covid era.
If you recently purchased a bike and you need a place to store it, here are five apartments for under $3,000 in Kew Gardens, Crown Heights, Murray Hill, Jackson Heights, and West Harlem.
82-76 116th St., #103, Kew Gardens
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $2,075. The no-fee apartment has hardwood floors, high ceilings, an in-unit washer/dryer, lots of windows with views of Forest Park, and a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a breakfast bar. The building has a bike room, gym, storage room, and a video intercom security system. Forest Park is two minutes away. On Metropolitan Avenue, you’ll find places to shop and restaurants like Thai House Cuisine.
1245 Dean St., #4R, Crown Heights
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $2,250. The no-fee apartment is in a renovated brownstone. Apartment #4R has large windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, central air conditioning, and stainless steel appliances. Amenities include a bike room, laundry room, and a virtual doorman. Restaurants like David’s Brisket House plus the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Brower Park are nearby.
245 East 37th St., #6H, Murray Hill
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $2,700. The corner apartment features an entry foyer with a coat closet, hardwood floors, large windows, a dressing room, and windowed kitchen. Located in The Hendrik House, a co-op building, amenities include a bike room, laundry room, courtyard, storage bins, and a live-in super. Trader Joe’s, the East River Esplanade, and restaurants like El Pote Espanol are nearby.
37-31 73rd St., #5D, Jackson Heights
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $2,990. Apartment #5D comes fully furnished and has a balcony, parquet flooring, four large closets, and through-the-wall air conditioning. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and dark wood cabinetry. Located in The Birchwood, a co-op building, board approval is required and pets aren’t allowed. There’s a bike room, laundry room, roof deck, part-time doorman, live-in super, and porters. Patel Brothers and restaurants like Samudra and Arepa Lady are nearby.
52 Convent Ave., #4B, West Harlem
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $2,995. The top-floor condo features Brazilian oak hardwood floors, large windows, an in-unit washer/dryer, and stainless steel appliances. Amenities include a bike room, storage for $100 a month, gym, playroom, and a virtual doorman. St. Nicholas Park, City College, and West Harlem Piers are nearby.
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