While the New York City rental market breathes ever so slightly, rental prices still remain high across the boroughs. Brooklyn is not exempt from climbing prices but can offer units below the median going rate. With many neighborhoods that boast unique communities, local establishments, and apartment styles, renters flock to the borough to evade Manhattan pricing and seize generously-sized units.
This month, the average rental price for a one-bedroom in New York City increased to $3,949, indicating a cooling market that may continue to offer opportunities for renters looking to find a deal. While housing is still expensive, around 1,900 listings in Brooklyn fall under that price point, providing renters with units that still offer exciting features like stainless steel dishwashers, in-unit laundry, and plenty of natural light.
1. 282 Cooper Street #2R
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 30.66%
This bright and welcoming two-bedroom in Bushwick features a spacious living area and a kitchen space with stainless steel appliances. Each bedroom includes closet space and can fit a queen-sized bed. The unit resides on the second floor of a building with rooftop access. Tenants can apply with guarantors and pay a reduced broker’s fee.
2. 99 Morgan Avenue #3L
Size: 1 Bed, 2 Bath
Percentage Below: 46.82%
Renters looking for a spacious unit can check out this renovated one-bedroom in Williamsburg. The apartment opens up into a common living space with two large windows. Tenants can then walk through to the kitchen, which includes stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinetry, after which they can continue into the oversized bedroom. The unit also includes a second bathroom, making this an appealing option for couples. Renters will have access to laundry in the building and will live within a three-minute walk of the L line.
3. 1475 Nostrand Avenue
Size: 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 25.45%
Those looking for a short-term lease can rent this two-bedroom unit for five months. In the kitchen, renters will find stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher. The pet-friendly unit welcomes tons of natural light and includes central air conditioning and a balcony off one of the bedrooms. Tenants can use the laundry room in the building and will reside within a three-minute walk of the 2 and 5 subway lines.
4. 1481 Sterling Place #3A
Neighborhood: Crown Heights
Size: 1 Bed, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: 1.96%
Prospective renters can take over this lease break for eleven months, then sign on for a twelve-month lease for the next term. This one-bedroom apartment has an open-concept layout with a kitchen that includes stainless steel appliances like a dishwasher. The unit also includes a washer and dryer and central air conditioning. Throughout the building, tenants will appreciate plenty of amenities like a common roof deck, views of Brooklyn, and a virtual doorman. This building resides within a six-minute walk of the 2, 3, 4, and 5 subway lines.
5. 167 Malcolm X Boulevard
Size: Studio, 1 Bath
Percentage Below: On par
Newly built and new to the market, renters can be the first to live in this modern building. This spacious studio fits a queen-sized bed and features oversized windows and a door onto a private Juliet balcony. The kitchen area includes stainless steel appliances, like a dishwasher, along with an in-unit washer/dryer. Central air conditioning and hardwood floors run through the apartment, and tenants can secure a free locked storage unit with their February 15th move-in. Throughout the building, residents will also find features like a shared roof deck, a backyard, and a virtual doorman. This building resides a ten-minute walk away from the J line.
Released on a monthly basis, the RentHop Best Deal series aims to provide renters with useful market insights and a chance to identify rental gems currently available on the market. These listings are hand-selected by the team at RentHop based on a few factors, including layout, apartment size, features, and more importantly, price.
Note that, given the fast-paced nature of the rental market in New York, certain listings may receive applications and be taken off within days on market. If you are interested in scheduling a showing or have further questions, please make sure to submit an inquiry via the inquiry submission form located on the listing page.
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