The Upper East Side is usually thought of as the uber-rich center of Manhattan, full of Park Avenue penthouses and multi-million dollar townhomes.
But travel east of Lexington Avenue, there are bargains and more modest apartments.
The Second Avenue subway, set to open at the end of this year, is threatening to raise rents, but for now, the area is still an option as renters get pushed farther and farther into Brooklyn and Queens.
Here are four Upper East Side apartments, just over and under $2,000 month and all located between First and York avenues, that are for rent as NYC experiences its peak rental season.
This “adorable” studio located may be a small living space, according to its living, but it does offer three closets, wood flooring, an exposed brick wall and a large semi-private outdoor space with bbq, and a table and chairs.
This one-bedroom apartment is described as “spacious” and also has high ceilings. The home additionally boasts details such as exposed brick, and a renovated kitchen with granite counter and dishwasher. Laundry is located in the building along with bike storage.
This renovated one-bedroom promises plenty of sun with its separate windowed kitchen. Other features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, and ample closet and storage space. The bedroom is also spacious and can easily fit a queen-sized bed and dresser.
This junior one bedroom features exposed brick, a fireplace, and “charming pre-war details,” according to its listing. It also has been renovated, including an updated kitchen with marble counter space. The bedroom also features exposed brick and can fit a queen-sized bed with room for extra furniture. The apartment additionally offers a “huge” outdoor space in the back.