Finding a livable apartment in Brooklyn within your budget in 2017 is more difficult than plenty of reality TV shows: you probably have a better shot at winning Jeopardy than finding a one-bedroom for under $1,000 a month. We here at Brokelyn’s Budget Apartment Department are here to help. We’ve combed Craigslist for you and found the borough’s best deals this week.
“Looking for a responsible individual to rent a furnished room”
Room in a two-bedroom
The photos on this one are pretty bleak (two different shots of a blow-up mattress), but $750 for a private room in a neighborhood relatively close to the city is a damn fine deal. You’ll be sharing the apartment with a couple, but you have YOUR OWN WINDOW plus heat, hot water, light and gas are included in that sweet, lovely three-digit monthly rent price.
“2 awesome easy going fat cats”
Room in a two-bedroom
Not a bad price for “bicycle-friendly Crown Heights”. For real though Atlantic-Barclay’s is one stop away and it looks like a well-kept place. The pictured Buddha statue shows that the current renters are enlightened, or at least want to be.
“$1850 for 2 beds in Crown Heights?!?“
This one looks pretty snazzy. It’s located in an elevator building and the kitchen seems new and clean, based on the photos and the description. Looks like you’ll need to do some jerry rigging to use the bathtub as a shower, but hey, easier than using a shower as a bathtub.
“Maybe don’t bring the party home, but by all means go party”
Fully furnished, this double-bedroom in a brownstone looks damn big and has a month to month lease. The brownstone’s owner sounds chill enough, although it seems like roommates might be a problem if you were hoping to split that rent with someone.
“High ceilings, central A/C”
Apparently this unit was recently gut renovated and there’s a (shared) courtyard. Oo la la.
“Original tin ceiling”
The ceiling is pretty damn chill, plus there are French doors and both bedrooms have garden windows. You got a dishwasher, shared washer/dryer — the works. But ya, this is definitely Gowanus and not “South Slope Brooklyn” despite the listing’s claim.
“The nicest 3-bedroom in Bed-Stuy”
Maybe not the nicest, but it does look pretty nice, plus it’s no fee (meaning you don’t have to pay the brokers’ fee). There’s in unit laundry, the walls look freshly painted and it’s 500 feet from the Kingston-Throop C train stop.
“Really really ridiculously good-looking 3br”
This apartment bears no resemblance to Zoolander, but it is quite pertty. No broker’s fee, in-unit washer/dryer, heat and hot water included. Hopefully it can turn left.