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147 Apartments for rent in New York, NY under $2,000

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134 W 111 Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
134 W 111 Street
134 West 111th Street, New York, NY 10026
Harlem
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
650 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Beautiful 1 bedroom apartment with lovely exposed brick detail. A must see.
45 Thayer Street Photo Gallery 1
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45 Thayer Street
45 Thayer Street, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,466
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee! Gross Rent is $1675Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge and Spacious 1 Bedroom Apartment Now Available | No Fee!This is a beautiful and spacious 1 bedroom. The apartment has ample storage space and beautiful hardwood floors.Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue A train stop. To top it off this building has the convenience of a laundry room available to all tenants. Pets welcome. Equal Housing Opportunity
312 Manhattan Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
312 Manhattan Avenue
312 Manhattan Avenue, New York, NY 10026
Morningside Heights
1 Bedroom
$2,000
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
LOCATION: - 113th St & Manhattan Ave TRAINS: - B/C @ 116th St ************************************ Call or Email to Schedule a Showing! ************************************ APARTMENT: (Photos of the actual unit} - Big, Sunny Living Room - Recently Refurbished Kitchen and Bath - Queen Size Bedroom - High Ceilings - Hardwood Floors - Elevator Building - Pets OK - NO FEE!,Location Location Location!! This apartment is perfectly situated within minutes from trains and opposite the GORGEOUS Morningside Park. Morningside Ave and 113th. Call me today to view this and more just Like it. Peta 917 794 0055 Close to trendy coffee shops, restaurants and grocery stores as well as weekend Organic Markets. Features: * HUGE living room * Abundance of Sunlight * Elevator Building * Tiled bathroom with tub * Multiple Closet space * Walk in wardrobe * Large lounge room * Separate galley style kitchen * Quiet back of building * High ceilings Convenient to Columbia University and Touro College of Medicine Let me help you find your new Home Call/text/email today. peta@bohemiarealtygroup.com 917 794 0055
624 West 176th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
624 West 176th Street
624 West 176th Street, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,553
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 Bedroom Available Now!Unique large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a separate kitchen, large living room with lots of natural light, and hardwood floors.The building is nestled in the heart of Washington Heights is this beautifully maintained building just 2 blocks from the 175th Street A train and 5 blocks from the 181st Street 1 train. Centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at Forever Coffee Bar 181 and then go for a quick run at Hamilton Bridge State Park. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at SUROSS Thai Bistro. Finish off your day with a delicious Italian meal at Saggio and nightcap at Le Chile. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Key Food Supermarket and Rite Aid 1 block away. Close by to NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center. Pets welcome.Photos are of a similar unit, but do not reflect the exact unitEqual Housing Opportunity!Advertised rent is net effective. Gross rent is $1775
111 Chrystie Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
111 Chrystie Street
111 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
Bowery
Studio
$1,884
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
(NO FEE) Quiet renovated Large Studio apartment in LES apartment, stainless steel kitchen, tile bathroom and wood flooring. NO PETS allowed. Walk up 2 flights Subway is less than 1 block away for B,D,J,M,Z Grand or Delancey stations. (Virtual Tour upon request),Quiet renovated Large Studio apartment in LES can easily convert as one bed, bright apartment, stainless steel kitchen, tile bathroom and wood flooring. NO PETS allowed. Walk up 2 flights Subway is less than 1 block away for B,D,J,M,Z Grand or Delancey stations.
2309 Adam clayton powell bld Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
2309 Adam clayton powell bld
2309 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, New York, NY 10030
Harlem
Studio
$1,700
596 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Beautiful Studio apartment renovated and ready to move in!
37-49 Payson Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
37-49 Payson Avenue
37 Payson Ave, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
1 Bedroom
$1,850
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Location: Payson btwn Dyckman & Beak THE APARTMENT: * Spacious and sunlit * 2nd floor * Gigantic living room * Closet space LOCATION DEETS: * Moments away from 1/A train * Multiple parks * Lunch/Brunch spots & Nightlife
215 West 145th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
215 West 145th Street
215 W 145th St, New York, NY 10039
Harlem
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
**NO FEE** Newly renovated two bedroom on the market for a great price! Come see this apartment before it's gone. LOCATION: 145th St. between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds. SUBWAYS: 3 Train 145th and Lenox Ave. A/C/D/B on 145th St. and Saint Nicholas Ave THE APARTMENT: *Two full size bedrooms *Renovated Open Plan Kitchen *Dishwasher *Stainless Steel Appliances *Hardwood floors THE BUILDING: *Pre War Building *Elevator *Live In Super
212 East 122nd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
212 East 122nd Street
212 East 122nd Street, New York, NY 10035
East Harlem
1 Bedroom
$1,800
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
LOCATION: East 122nd Street & 3rd Avenue SUBWAY: 4 blocks to 4/5/6 at 125th Street & MetroNorth NO FEE!! Drenched in natural light and featuring modern and tasteful renovations, this charming abode is ready for an immediate move in and is centrally located near public transportation, the original Patsy's Pizzeria, the East River Plaza (Target, Petco, Costco, etc.), and more! This apartment features: - Hardwood floors throughout - Black granite kitchen w/custom cabinets & backsplash - Sleek stainless appliances - Dishwasher! - Exposed brick in every room - Two double closets and a single closet - Heat & hot water included - Onsite super
884 Riverside Drive Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
884 Riverside Drive
884 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10032
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,800
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Pet-friendly 1-bedroom , easy access to Riverside Park as well as Broadway! ~Hardwood floors ~Elevator ~Ample closets ~Stainless steel appliances ~Pet-friendly! Across the street from Riverside Park Convenient to grocery stores, Broadway nightlife A, C, and 1 trains at 168th, 163rd, and 157th Streets 5 blocks from New York Presbyterian Hospital I can show you anything on our website, just email, __text, or call!
1780 West 3rd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
1780 West 3rd Street
1780 W 3rd St, New York, NY 11223
Gravesend
Studio
$1,375
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1 month free on a 12-month lease + No Fee! Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge studio Available now.Beautiful large studio apartment. This unit features a separate eat-in kitchen, a large living room with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.This beautiful elevator Brooklyn building boasting original character and details is located in Gravesend. It's a short walk to the N and F Kings Highway station. Enjoy countless eateries such as Almaz, The Juice Theory, Mint Brooklyn, and many more. Start your day off with a coffee from Dunkin Donuts located right across the street and spend the afternoon shopping in the nearby 86th Street shopping center. Grab Dinner in one of the many restaurants located on 86th Street including Tommaso. Pets Allowed.Photos are for illustrative purposes and do not reflect the exact unit.Equal Housing Opportunity
20 Seaman Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
20 Seaman Avenue
20 Seaman Avenue, New York, NY 10034
Inwood
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,535
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1 month free on a 12 month lease + No FeeContact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 bedroom Now Available!Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained elevator building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue A train stop. To top it off this building has the convenience of a laundry room available to all tenants. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityNet Rent Advertised.
112 Nagle Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
112 Nagle Avenue
112 Nagle Avenue, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,375
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 2 Months Free + No Fee! Gross Rent is $1650Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentLarge 1 bedroom 1 bath Available now. Now offering 2 months free on 12 month leaseBeautiful large 1 bedroom apartment. This unit features a separate eat-in kitchen, a large living room with lots of natural light, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Located in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue 1 train stop. Pets welcome.*Photos and floor plan are of 1B, which is the same layout at 5B.Equal Housing OpportunityAdvertised rent is net effective
20 Laurel Hill Terrace Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
20 Laurel Hill Terrace
20 Laurel Hill Terrace, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
Studio
$1,490
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1 month free on a 12-month lease + No FeeContact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentThis bright unit features hardwood floors, large living space, and ample closet space Located on a tree-lined street in the heart of Inwood, this well-maintained elevator building is centrally located to fit all of your needs. With an array of eclectic and renowned eateries at your fingertips, you will have a hard time choosing where to grab your next bite. Grab your cup of joe to start your day at CHOCnyc and then head to Mamasushi for lunch. End your night with dinner overlooking the water at The Hudson. Top off your night with drinks at Inwood Bar & Grill. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Fine Fair Supermarket and Rite Aid on Broadway. This building is also located steps from both Inwood Hill Park and Fort Tyron Park and just one short block from the Dyckman Avenue A train stop. To top it off this building has the convenience of a laundry room available to all tenants. Pets welcome.Equal Housing Opportunity!Net Rent Advertised.
235 East 117th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
235 East 117th Street
235 East 117th Street, New York, NY 10035
East Harlem
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,879
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1 Month Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentBeautiful Two Bedroom Now Available + No Fee!Beautiful two bedroom apartment. This unit features a large living area with lots of natural light, a separate newly renovated kitchen, and hardwood floors.Nestled in the heart of East Harlem is this beautifully maintained building just 1 block from the 116th Street 4 and 6 trains. Centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at El Barrista Cafe. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at Cassava House. Finish off your day with a delicious Italian meal at Nocciola and night cap at El Kallejon. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with multiple supermarkets just blocks away and a Rite Aid around the corner. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityPhotos are for illustrative purposes and do not reflect the exact unit.Advertised rent is net effective. Gross rent is $2050
450 West 162nd Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
450 West 162nd Street
450 West 162nd Street, New York, NY 10032
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,753
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Spacious Washington Heights 1 Bedroom! 1 MONTH FREE! Gross Rent: $1900 Net-Effective Rent: $1753 Located at 162nd and Amsterdam Right off the 163rd Street C Stop and nearby C-Town Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout Spacious living room Large hall closet with built-in shelving King-sized bedroom flooded with natural light Large, separate kitchen with room for additional prep space Bathroom with shower/tub NO BROKER'S FEE!
12 Pinehurst Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
12 Pinehurst Avenue
12 Pinehurst Avenue, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Location: Pinehurst Avenue b/t 178th and 177th Subway: A/1 This beautiful second floor 1 bedroom in Washington Height's most charming sub-neighborhood, Hudson Heights, has that thing all NYers are longing for: SPACE! Overlooking the GWB, this apartment features a full, separate living room that is absolutely perfect for entertaining. Back in the bedroom, you're not getting just one closet, but two! And on top of that, there are two more overhead storage spaces as well. The bedroom itself could easily fit a king-sized bed as well as any other furniture you might have. This is a classic Washington Heights apartment available immediately, so come check it out today! Features: -laundry in building -elevator -dishwasher and microwave -ample closet space -huge rooms -pets allowed -live-in super -NO FEE!! In the area: -GWB Bus Terminal -Historic 181st Street: coffee shops, restaurants, shops galore -Bennett Park (to the north) and J. Hood Wright Park (to the south) -Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters -Armory Track -The Little Red Lighthouse
30 Magaw Place Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
30 Magaw Place
30 Colonel Robert Magaw Place, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,875
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Huge 1-bedroom in Washington Heights! Featuring absolutely tons of closet and cabinet space, dishwasher, and bathtub. Located in a charming elevator building with laundry in the basement. Located on a quiet block right around the corner from the A train! No fee, and one month free on a $1,875 lease.
75 Ellwood Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
75 Ellwood Street
75 Ellwood Street, New York, NY 10040
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,656
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
True one bedrooms still exist! Come see this amazingly priced large one bedroom. Great for upgrading for more space without having to sacrifice your budget. Located in the lively Dykman community with plenty of restaurant options and easy access to transportation. LOCATION: Ellwood St. and Nagel SUBWAYS: 1 Train at Dykman and Nagel. THE APARTMENT: *Queen/King Size Bedroom w/ space for bedroom furniture *Large living room that could also fit work from home needs. *Hardwood floors *Lots of natural light THE BUILDING: *Pre War Building *Pet friendly
50 Bayard Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
50 Bayard Street
50 Bayard Street, New York, NY 10013
Chinatown
Studio
$1,900
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Welcome to Bridgeview House Condominiums! Studio for rent in the heart of Chinatown conveniently located just a few blocks away from the subway lines 6, J, and Z. The unit features Separate Kitchen, many closets, large living area. The.building features elevator, a live-in super, 24-hour security, and laundry room. Close torestaurants and supermarkets. Must See! Call now to schedule a viewing.
408 West 130th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
408 West 130th Street
408 West 130th Street, New York, NY 10027
Manhattanville
Studio
$1,750
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
This first floor Studio/1BA apartment offers on-site laundry & elevator, stainless steel appliances (including a microwave), a separate kitchen, and hardwood floors throughout. Rent stabilized! On top of its highly desirable location, this apartment is located just steps away from public transit lines, local coffee shops, and a wide array of dining options. CALL NOW before this opportunity slips away! https://youtu.be/du_BwmCgXS4 Listed rent is net effective. Gross: $1,750. 12 month lease, 13 month occupancy. First month free in the form of an early move-in rider and then gross payments during lease term. Location: W 130th St and St Nicholas Terrace (next to St Nicholas Park) Subway Access: A/B/C/D trains at 125th/Manhattan Ave; 1 train at 137th/Broadway and at 125th/Broadway Bus Stops: M104 at Convent/129th; M3 at St Nicholas Ave/127th; M100/M101/M11 at Amsterdam/129th APT FEATURES: ** ELEVATOR ** ON-SITE LAUNDRY ** DISHWASHER & MICROWAVE ** STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES ** GORGEOUS HARDWOOD FLOORS ** PETS OK (case by case) ** PRIME LOCATION Let's find your perfect home sweet home! Schedule a viewing now to see this beautiful apartment.
506 West 178th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
506 West 178th Street
506 West 178th Street, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,600
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1.5 Months Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentBeautiful 1 Bedroom Apartment Now Available + No Fee!This unit features a large living area with lots of natural light, separate kitchen, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Nestled in the heart of Washington Heights is this beautifully maintained elevator building just 2 blocks from the 168th Street A, C and 1 trains. Centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at Forever Coffee Bar 181 and then go for a quick run at Hamilton Bridge State Park. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at SUROSS Thai Bistro. Finish off your day with a delicious Italian meal at Saggio and night cap at Le Chile. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Key Food Supermarket and Rite Aid 1 block away. For optimal convenience, communal laundry is also available to residents. 2 blocks from NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityNet rent advertised.
561 West 175th Street Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
561 West 175th Street
561 West 175th Street, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,649
Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
Now Offering 1 Month Free + No Fee!Contact us to:1. Arrange Contactless Access2. Watch a Video Tour3. Schedule A Virtual Walkthrough With An AgentBeautiful Two Bedroom Now Available + No Fee!Beautiful two bedroom apartment. This unit features a large living area with lots of natural light, a separate kitchen, hardwood floors, and ample closet space.Nestled in the heart of Washington Heights is this beautifully maintained elevator building just 2 blocks from the 168th Street A, C and 1 trains. Centrally located to fit all of your needs. Start your day with a quick cup of coffee at Forever Coffee Bar 181 and then go for a quick run at Hamilton Bridge State Park. Follow up with a quick bite for lunch at SUROSS Thai Bistro. Finish off your day with a delicious Italian meal at Saggio and night cap at Le Chile. Convenience to all your shopping and wellness needs is also readily available with Key Food Supermarket and Rite Aid 1 block away. For optimal convenience, communal laundry is also available to residents. 2 blocks from NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center. Pets welcome.Equal Housing OpportunityAdvertised rent is net effective. Gross Rent is $1798
436 Fort Washington Avenue Photo Gallery 1
1 Unit Available
436 Fort Washington Avenue
436 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10033
Washington Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,867
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 1:58 AM
EMAIL, CALL OR HOLLER TO SEE THIS APARTMENT LOCATION: Fort Washington and 180th 1 Block to A express, close to 1 Train This deal will not last! Call or Email me ASAP! This is wonderfully renovated 1BR in a charming building on a quiet tree lined street APARTMENT: **REAL Apartment Photos** *Large, separate kitchen! *Huge bedroom *Spacious living room *Renovated bathroom *RENOVATED (Gorgeous Wood Floors) *Nestled onto quiet tree lined street *Steps to completely redone GW Bus Station *Close to beautiful Fort Washington/ Ft Tryon/ Cloisters *Steps to Tampopo Ramen shack, La Pinata around the corner *Fantastic 181st Restaurants steps away (Saggio's, Le Cheile, Yu II Sushi, 181 Restaurant) *Beautiful Neighborhood with all amenities stunning views of Hudson/ Palisades/ GW Bridge Hudson Heights is the sparkling gem of uptown. Enjoy the fine food, big sky, fresh air, towering trees, and world class museums ALL IN UPPER MANHATTAN! With vacancies near 1% you can't afford to miss out on quality apartments like this Call immediately!
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