Rental pick of the week

This East Flatbush four bedroom is a deal at $2,599, but the subway is a hike

By Nikki M. Mascali | November 20, 2018 - 12:00PM 

How would you decide who sleeps in here and who sleeps in the basement bedrooms?

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The closest subway from this apartment in East Flatbush, Brooklyn is a good 20 minute walk, but with four bedrooms spread across two levels, the extra bit of walking may be worth the price. Listed for $2,599, this apartment 130 East 59th St., #B, is close to the median asking price for a three bedroom ($2,525), according to StreetEasy. There's no fee for this apartment.

But be warned: Two of the bedrooms appear to be in the basement. They have do have small windows, but sleeping in a basement may not appeal to everyone.

This sizable four-bedroom rental in East Flatbush makes up for the smallish kitchen. 

While the open kitchen is a bit on the small side with a handful of cabinets and not a lot of counter space, it does have a full-size stainless steel oven, dishwasher, and microwave. The fridge, however, is a bit narrow, which is, of course, not uncommon in many kitchens across New York City.

A small window is near the fridge, while a larger one is further into the sizable living room, which appears to have enough space for a table or standalone island to separate it from the kitchen—and serve as an extra storage/cooking area.

Both upper bedrooms in this East Flatbush rental are large enough to fit a queen bed. 

This bedroom on the upper level is ample enough to fit a queen-sized bed. 

The living room has hardwood floors, which continue into the two bedrooms on the upper level. Both are large enough to fit queen-sized beds and have what the listing says is “ample” closet space. Both rooms have two large windows.

The lower level of this East Flatbush rental houses two big bedrooms, including one with an en suite bath. 

A staircase off the kitchen leads down to the lower level, where two other large bedrooms are located. One is an en suite with a tiled bathroom that has a rainfall shower head. (The listing says this is a two-bath rental, but photos only show one of the bathrooms). The lower level looks like the basement of this three-story building.

This building is pet-friendly, and has a virtual doorman, bike room, on-site laundry, live-in super, and central air conditioning and heat. There is also some outdoor space for tenants.

For transit options, the B7, B35, and B47 buses are nearby, as is Kings Highway. The Saratoga Avenue 2, 3, and 4 trains are about a 20-minute walk.

The neighborhood has several Caribbean restaurants, and the Brooklyn Terminal Market, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables, is within walking distance.


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