If you’re hunting for a New York City rental now, keep in mind that you’re going to be spending more time inside for the near future, and extra storage space is more important than ever.
Perhaps you need a spot to store the bike that you bought to get exercise (or avoid the subway), somewhere to house your stockpile of groceries (or booze), or you might need a storage locker so you can make room in your apartment for a new home office. Either way, if you are in the market for a rental in the city, storage and closet space is probably more of a priority than before.
If you look hard enough, you can find a variety of rentals city-wide that have built-in bookshelves or storage, extra cabinets in the kitchen, large closets, or are in a building with amenities like a storage locker and bike room.
Brick Underground has rounded up five rentals with some type of extra storage space for less than $5,000 a month in Astoria, Central Park South, Cobble Hill, Manhattan Valley, and Koreatown.
21-17 31st Ave., #2C, Astoria
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $2,695. Apartment #2C has four large closets, lots of kitchen cabinets, and there’s bike storage and complimentary private storage units in the building. There’s also hardwood floors, central air conditioning, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washer/dryer. Amenities include a virtual doorman, package room, garage, and a roofdeck. Nearby restaurants include Rosa’s Pizza and Fresco’s Cantina.
135 West 58th St., #9D, Central Park South
This one bedroom, one bath is asking $3,000. The co-op features a kitchen pantry, storage closet, a closet in the bedroom plus the building has a bike shed. There’s also hardwood floors, a decorative fireplace, and high ceilings. The pet-friendly building has 24-hour security cameras, a super, part-time doorman, and laundry room. Central Park is a three-minute walk away and nearby restaurants include The Wayfarer and Angelo’s.
44 Cheever Pl., #102, Cobble Hill
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $3,500. The apartment has a wall of built-in storage, a coat closet with overhead storage, lots of kitchen cabinets, closets, and bike storage in the building. There’s also soundproof windows, exposed concrete beams, hardwood floors, pocket doors, and an in-unit Maytag washer/dryer. Located in a landmarked former schoolhouse, amenities include a laundry room, super, porters, and a roofdeck. Nearby spots include Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain and Alma.
318 West 100th St., #4B, Manhattan Valley
This two bedroom, one bath is asking $4,650. The no-fee apartment features built-in bookshelves with storage cabinets underneath, five deep closets, lots of cabinets in the kitchen, and the building has bike storage. Apartment #4B also has parquet wood floors, high ceilings, large windows, and a windowed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and is available partially-rented if desired. Riverside Park is a six-minute walk away and nearby restaurants include Flor de Mayo and Naruto Ramen.
159 Madison Ave., #3DE, Koreatown
This two bedroom, two bath is asking $5,000. There’s nine closets (one is a walk in), built-in bookshelves, lots of kitchen cabinetry, and bike storage and a storage unit is available in the building. Apartment #3DE has prewar details like hardwood floors, large windows, and high ceilings. Located in a co-op, amenities include a doorman, rooftop garden, laundry room, and a live-in super. Nearby restaurants include Baekjeong and Wolfgang’s.
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