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346 East 87th Street
Yorkville, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,200 2 Bed 1 Bath
By James Brennan
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650 ft²
38 mins  |  100
west 30's
Chelsea, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,400 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Dimitar Nikolov
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  800 ft² · Doorman · Elevator
17 mins  |  100
259 Evergreen Avenue, Apt 1A
Bushwick, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$3,071 2 Bed 1.5 Bath
Dmitriy Andreyev, Bushwick Expert
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East 20's
Gramercy Park, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$2,895 2 Bed 1 Bath
Yordan Bobchev, Gramercy Park Expert
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  750 ft² · Elevator
1 hour  |  100
300 Graham Ave, Apt G722A
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$3,300 2 Bed 1 Bath
Alan Medvinsky, Williamsburg Expert
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153rd St.
Kew Gardens Hills, Northeastern Queens, Queens
$2,895 2 Bed 2 Bath
By Aaron Hillel
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  Doorman · Elevator · Laundry in Unit · Hardwood Floors
2 hours  |  100
115 east 35 street
Murray Hill, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,695 2 Bed 1 Bath
By SnjezANA Zivic
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1 hour  |  100
2nd Avenue
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,850 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Kyle Calderon
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1 hour  |  100
East 34th Street
Kips Bay, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,314 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Kiran Mummidichetty
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3 hours  |  100
447 Meeker Avenue, Apt 4B
Greenpoint, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$3,400 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Anthony Gullo
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Union Ave
Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$4,475 2 Bed 1 Bath
Chase Smith, Williamsburg Expert
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2 hours  |  100
E 31st St
Rose Hill, Kips Bay, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Jamie Fields
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50 mins  |  100
W 108 Street
Manhattan Valley, Upper West Side, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,300 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Kontina Pippen
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Elevator · Pre-War · Hardwood Floors
1 hour  |  100
West 38th Street
Hell's Kitchen, Midtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$5,400 2 Bed 2.5 Bath
Ari Sobol , Hell's Kitchen Expert
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2 hours  |  100
East 96th Street
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,100 2 Bed 1 Bath
By David Needleman
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1 hour  |  100
21st St.
Astoria, Northwestern Queens, Queens
$3,400 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Devin Graham
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  860 ft² · Doorman · Hardwood Floors
1 hour  |  100
Fifth Avenue
East Harlem, Upper Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,033 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Rosibel Azalea Padilla
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2 hours  |  100
209 E 10th St, Apt 8A
East Village, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$3,600 2 Bed 1 Bath
Randall Smith, East Village Expert
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Suffolk Street
Lower East Side, Downtown Manhattan, Manhattan
$4,295 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Johnson Tsai
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586 Grand St., Apt 4A
East Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Northern Brooklyn, Brooklyn
$3,000 2 Bed 1 Bath
By Harry
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Two Bedroom Apartments for Rent

Two Bedroom Apartments in NYC

Two bedroom apartments are the single most vague and ambiguous description in all of New York. Long gone are the days where you could easily assume an advertised two bedroom listing is a "Classic Six", meaning there are two full bedroms, a living room, a kitchen, a dining room, and amazingly, a room for the help (bathrooms are assumed included with each bedroom). Interestingly, the easiest place to find them now are in Upper East Side co-ops lining Central Park (with price tags over $2 million at the lower end). In the current rental market, a naive filter for two bedroom apartments can show any of the following floorplan types: a flex two bedroom, a barbell two bedroom, a railroad two bedroom, a one bedroom with convertible home office, and even the newest conconction, the superflex two bedroom.

Does the floorplan really matter? It is two bedrooms, right?

Yes, the floorplan will matter a lot. For a studio, you generally know what you are getting, so the main floorplan question is the size and shape of the apartment. Usually a studio will be square, rectangle, or L-shape, ranked in order from most to least desirable (yes there is the occassional very odd tetris shape, but that is a big outlier). When you and a roommate are looking for a two bedroom, there are at least a few key questions you should be asking. Is there only one bathroom or two? Does one bathroom have a tub and the other only has a standing shower? Who will live in the master bedroom, and will guests use the same bathroom? Is there a spacious living room for entertaining? Do all bedrooms have floor to ceiling walls, or is it a conversion wall, meaning no retreat from sounds, light, and smells from the kitchen and living room.

What is a railroad two bedroom apartment?

A railroad two bedroom apartment has nothing to do with living near the train tracks or the Metro North line. The term refers to the floorplan layout of the unit, and it is much less desirable to be in railroad formation. Picture your favorite NYC train. Whether it is Amtrak, the 123 subway line, or the Long Island Rail Road, all trains cars are generally connected end to end so that you walk through one car to get to the next car. That is exactly how a railroad two bedroom works; you have a front room that connects to the back room, but there is no actual hallway separating the two. Whoever lives in the front room will always have more pass-thru traffic and the back room has much more privacy. A very close cousin of the railroad two bedroom is the flex two bedroom.

What is a flex two bedroom apartment?

The flex two bedroom might actually be the most popular floorplan now for young professionals moving and searching for apartments in NYC. The original apartment only had one real bedroom, but the living room is large enough and situated properly so that the a well-placed wall or partition creates a second bedroom. The flex bedroom may or may not live up to the official definition of a legal Department of Buildings categorized bedroom (normally because the wall is not full floor-to-ceiling), but that matters little to tenants attempting to find the best bargain in town. A flex two bedroom almost always requires that the bathroom be accessible from whatever little common space is leftover. Even in the most ideal case, the flex two bedroom usually leaves the reamining living room with no natural sunlight (other than the light creeping over the top of the partition wall). If the flex bedroom is not truly partitioned and lacks proper privacy, then the resident of the flex has many of the same problems of the railroad two bedroom. Anyone in the kitchen and living room may disturb or intrude on the artificial flex room.

What is a fair rent split between roommates of a convertible two bedroom?

Most roommate pairs are able to come to a fair agreement on how to divide the rent between the true bedroom and flex bedroom. Common differences range from $100-200 in monthly payment. For example, for a $3,450 flex two bedroom, the real bedroom tenant pays $1800 while the flex bedroom tenant pays $1650. The actual difference depends very largely on the quality and inconvenience of the flex, and the difference can easily be much more or none at all. One piece of advice to consider is that no one will ever feel that things are completely fair. For example, the person with the smaller room almost always pays a lower share of the rent, but that same person probably uses the common living room and dining area space more than the other roommates. Why is that? Obviously, because the room is too small! His or her center of mass while in the apartment is probably on the living room couch (excluding sleeping time), while the roommates with full, real bedrooms stay inside their rooms.

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