You already know the reasons why NYC is the best place to raise a family, right? But when it comes to finding a family-friendly apartment in Gotham, we know the odds are stacked against even the bravest of space-seekers. Lucky for you, we've rounded up our pick of the week's best two-bedroom NYC apartments, all priced between $1,800 and $2,600 per month. Just remember, if you love it, move fast-they'll be gone before you know it! Godspeed, dear renter, and don't forget the ten commandments of apartment hunting. Check back next week for more from real-estate site Zumper's inventory.
Two-bedroom in Prospect Heights for $2,450/month
Who loves a good fireplace? We do! This cool prewar apartment in Prospect Heights boasts pretty hardwood floors, a walk-in closet and a roomy kitchen with plenty of storage space.
Two-bedroom in Park Slope, $2,300/month
This gorgeous Park Slope apartment is near all kinds of amazing local spots, including Grand Army Plaza, the Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park. It’s also four short blocks from JJ Byrne playground and Old Stone House! Enjoy plenty of closet space, natural light and a beautiful exposed brick living room.
Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $2,400/month
This corner two-bedroom offers plenty of light, plus its unusual kitchen design means you’ll actually see natural light in the kitchen. There’s a washer and dryer in the unit for those piles of kids’ clothes, plus you’re less than a block from Carl Schurz park and the East River.
Two-bedroom in Murray Hill, $2,600/month
Cuddle up in this beautiful Murray Hill apartment, perfect for a new family looking for a huge living room (and plenty of space everywhere else). Though the appliances are a little outdated, there’s a granite countertop, cool parquet wood flooring and easy access to St Vartan’s Park and local Vincent F. Albano Jr. Playground.
Two-bedroom in Two Bridges, $2,595/month
This is our favorite of the lot, featuring a modern kitchen with a gas range and a dishwasher, plus plenty of modern storage space, slate floors and hardwood in the bedrooms. It’s compact, but the new renovations can’t be beat (and there are some nods to vintage charm like the exposed brick in the living room).