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Bedford-Stuyvesant New York 11216 United States of America

Listing # 141603

Rates From USD 2300 Monthly
Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Sunny, High-Ceiling, Fully Furnished True 1-BR Corner Apartment Border of Crown Heights and Bed Stuy, Pet Friendly

My partner and I are looking to find long-term subletters for our delightfully large, sunny, true one-bedroom apartment while we relocate temporarily to Berlin.

Our approximately 650sf L-Shaped, corner apartment has a window in every room; the building is pre-war so the kitchen, living room, and bedroom are each separate and distinct parts of the apartment and are all very well-sized for New York. We love this apartment!

The apartment is available October 1, 2020-July 30, 2021 (end date may be negotiable and lease renewal may be possible).

We have lived in the apartment for the past five years and have lovingly made some significant investments into the space--a newly installed mid-century modern light fixture floods light into the kitchen day or night; a wall mounted flat screen smart TV with a floating shelf underneath make great use of the multi-purpose living room; a queen size bed with a Casper mattress and a wall-mounted head board with floating shelves and storage drawers underneath; and walls lined with "built-in-adjacent" shelves make use of the high ceilings and provide a lot of storage in the bedroom. The apartment has original hardwood floors throughout except for tile in the kitchen and bathroom.

While we're in Berlin we would leave all of our furniture and household items behind for your use--a full kitchen equipped with basic appliances (coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, soda stream!, gas stove), Cleaning Supplies (Broom, Mop, Vacuum), Living Room Furniture (L-Shaped Leather Couch, Work Station/Dining Table, folding chairs), Bedroom Storage (Dresser, Antique Trunk, Book Shelves), Three Closets, Bedding if needed (Blankets, Pillows, Quilts, Sheets, etc.).

A new laundry room is being built in the basement of the building and should be available for your use by the time of the sublet.

The apartment is located on Marcy Ave, one block down from the corner of Fulton and Marcy, on the border between Bed Stuy and Crown Heights. It is an incredibly convenient location--3 blocks from the Nostrand A/C train takes you into Manhattan within 15 minutes, many bus lines, and Citi Bike stations. There are also many grocery stores nearby, including the Super Foodtown grocery store one block away. Tons of coffee shops and restaurants on Nostrand, Fulton, and Tompkins all within a 5-10 minute walk.

The apartment is on the second floor which is ideal for the short sets of stairs to climb when carrying groceries home, but better than being on the ground floor for noise and privacy. The bedroom is located in the back of the apartment away from the street and is very quiet at night.

Heat and hot water are included and Gas, Electric, and Wi-Fi are not. We would be happy to maintain all of our services and negotiate payment for those separately.

We have a great relationship with our Super and our neighbors who have always been helpful if there is any problem, and our Management Company would sign-off on the sublet. We're hoping to find kind, conscientious subletters who will enjoy this space--pets welcome.

We are a couple in our early 30s, an urban planner and a journalist, who have lived in this apartment for 5 years. One of us received a fellowship to live and work in Berlin for 9 months, so we are relocating temporarily. We are easy going people that care about our neighborhood and our home.

Prospective subletters will have to pass a credit and background check, offer proof of income, and sign a sublet agreement. Move-in will require the first months' rent and a security deposit.

In light of the pandemic, the apartment will be professionally cleaned before move-in.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
650 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Thursday, October 1, 2020 until Saturday, July 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
6 month(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
End date negotiable by 1-2 months
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Bedford-Stuyvesant
Postal Code - State or Province 11216 NY
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Bed Stuy, Crown Heights
Closest University Pratt Institute
University nearby Pratt Institute, Medgar Evers College, New York University, The City University of New York, Columbia University, The New School, Brooklyn College

Home Exchange:

We are only interested in a home swap with the following location(s)...

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Berlin


Dates Wanted:
Wanted from Thursday, October 1, 2020 until Saturday, July 31, 2021

Rental Price:

USD 2300 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Includes Heat and Hot Water
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Hello! My name is Liz and I am an urban planner and my partner is a journalist; one of us was born and raised in Maryland and the other in California. We have lived together in New York for over 7 years, and in our current apartment for over 5 years. We met just after college over 10 years ago in DC, and have since lived in Berkeley, Oakland, LA, Cairo, and Brooklyn. I recently received a fellowship to live and work in Berlin to focus on innovative approaches to affordable housing, and will be looking for someone (or a couple) to rent our apartment for 10 months beginning October 1, 2020-July 30, 2021. Our hope is to find kind, conscientious people who will care about our home and our neighborhood as much as we do! While we love to travel and explore the world, as an urban planner I care about contributing to my neighborhood and my 24-unit apartment building. We would connect you with our neighbors and nearby friends to help make your experience the best possible. We look forward to hearing from you!

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