6 NYC apartments with outdoor space you can rent for less than $5,000/month


With the impending cool weather likely to limit the hours spent at city parks (which proved to be so necessary this summer) and the current health crisis still raging, New Yorkers will have to find creative ways to get some fresh air safely this fall and winter. For those looking for some outdoor space without having to leave home, we’re rounding up the best New York City apartments with outside amenities currently available to rent for $5,000/month and under, whether it’s in the form of a private garden, balconies, or a shared roof deck.

Photos courtesy of Halstead

159 West 118th Street
A two-bedroom, two-bath condo in South Harlem is on the rental market for $3,100/month. Not only does the apartment measure a spacious 1,040 square feet, but additional space can be found in the form of a shared outdoor rooftop, a fitness center, and a children’s room. Located within the pre-war condo building The Morellino at 159 West 118th Street, the apartment boasts recently refinished wood flooring, exposed brick, and lovely arched windows that overlook trees. Lots of cabinet space, a big center island, and bright backsplash make the kitchen feels big, but cozy at the same time. Plus, the location of the building is hard to beat, with dining and drinking establishments, grocery stores, parks, and public transit conveniently located just steps away. The cherry on top? There’s a washer-dryer in the unit.

[Listing details: 159 West 118th Street at CityRealty]
[At Halstead by Mika Jones, Whitney Ostentoski, and Jeff Krantz]

Photos courtesy of Halstead

164 West 133rd Street, garden
This Harlem home has perks few New York rentals do: two floors, a garden, and a finished basement. Located at 164 West 133rd Street, the duplex apartment, which is asking $4,250/month, spans 1,536 square feet and contains two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. In addition to its sheer size, the apartment features charming design elements like 13-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and two exposures. On the parlor floor, there’s a large street-facing living area, a formal dining room that has access to the backyard, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a powder bathroom. The garden floor contains two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms, with the garden accessible on this level through the main bedroom. And it’s located less than a 10-minute walk away from the commercial, transit, and restaurant hub of 125th Street.

[Listing details: 164 West 133rd Street, garden at CityRealty]
[At Halstead by Mika Jones and Jeff Krantz ]

Photos courtesy of Warburg Realty 

84 Grove Street, 12B
Greenwich Village
In the heart of Greenwich Village, a one-bedroom at 84 Grove Street is listed for $4,300/month. While the location may be the biggest benefit since it’s near the coolest bars, restaurants, and historic buildings for which the neighborhood is known, the apartment also has an incredible shared roof deck that measures over 1,500 square feet covered with plants and has incredible city views. Apartment 12B is on the fourth floor of the 15-unit elevator building and features unique design elements like a working wood-burning fireplace, original oak wood floors, and French pocket doors.

[Listing details: 84 Grove Street, 12B at CityRealty]
[At Warburg Realty by Bill Kowalczuk and Jordan Ku]

Photos courtesy of Warburg Realty 

200 Chambers Street, 6J
A modern one-bedroom in Tribeca decked out with top-of-the-line features and amenities is asking $4,500/month. Located at 200 Chambers Street, the high-rise building offers residents a landscaped rooftop terrace on the 8th floor, a 50-foot indoor lap pool, a lounge with free WIFI, and a 24-hour fitness center. Notable features inside the unit include floor-to-ceiling windows, an alcove kitchen with Viking and Subzero appliances, and a walk-in closet. The building sits across from Washington Market Park and a short walk from Teardrop Park and the Battery Park City Esplanade.

[Listing details: 200 Chambers Street, 6J at CityRealty]
[At Warburg Realty by Mary Hall Mayer]

Photo credit: Vistabee

30 West 123rd Street, garden
Another gem in Harlem, this two-bedroom at 30 West 123rd Street is located within a 19th-century Queen Anne Townhouse. Asking $4,750/month, the sprawling home measures more than 2,000 square feet across three levels, a back patio, two small balconies, and recreation space in the basement, which comes movie night-ready with a projection on hand. Beautiful pre-war details like a decorative fireplace and original mantel and unique wood fixtures add charm, while recessed lighting, new walnut wood floors, and central heat and A/C bring the apartment into the 21st century. Other perks of the light-filled space include a GE washer-dryer, a steam shower, state-of-the-art appliances, and a private backyard. Without a one-month free concession on a one-year lease, the gross rent is $5,200/month.

[Listing details: 30 West 123rd Street, garden at CityRealty]
[At Compass by Lauren Feldesman]

Photo credit: VHT courtesy of The Corcoran Group

838 Carroll Street, garden
Park Slope
An apartment located on the garden level of a grand Romanesque Revival townhouse in Park Slope has hit the rental market for $4,995/month. The two-bedroom, two-bath unit at 838 Carroll Street has a private entrance, custom chef’s kitchen, and an enchanting backyard that was recently renovated with new slate tiles, fencing, and plants. The garden is shared with just one unit above. The spacious main bedroom faces the backyard and has enough space to house a home office, according to the listing. There’s a second bedroom at the front of the apartment that has decent-sized closet space. The home, once listed for a neighborhood record-breaking $15 million in 2016, is located in prime Park Slope, just a block from Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza, and all of the best eateries and boutique shops 7th Avenue has to offer.

[Listing details: 838 Carroll Street, garden at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by Michele Silverman]


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