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 Gowanus, $2,200/month
Sunny, charming and located in ultra family-friendly neighborhood Gowanus, this sweet apartment is your perfect pick. It has an adorable living room area with space for a cozy couch and dining table, plus there’s a king-size bedroom and queen-size bedroom (you and the kiddos can duke it out for the former). Dogs and cats are also welcome!
Two-bedroom in the East Village, $2,350/month
High ceilings, cool brick accents and a massive living room are just a few of this East Village apartment’s perks. The space was just renovated, so you’ll be one of the first to live there, plus there’s plenty of natural light and access to great local bars and restaurants. On weekends, walk over to Tompkins Square Park for family fun or get around town via the 1st Ave L train stop.
Two-bedroom in Midtown, $2,550/month
This railroad-style two-bedroom apartment in Hell’s Kitchen is well-suited to a family with a new little one. While there’s not a ton of space, the design makes it easy to pass through each room to check on a little one. Last, it’s right near Grand Central, Bryant Park and the New York Public Library for weekend adventures!
Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $2,600/month
In need of a totally pristine apartment? This one’s your best bet. It has high ceilings, polished strip wood flooring and plenty of natural light, plus the kitchen is well-kept and the bedrooms are spacious—the apartment also puts you right near Carl Schurz Park.
Two-bedroom apartment in Two Bridges, $2,500/month
On. Site. Laundry. Yippee! This cute space looks brand new (with the exception of the kitchen), offering two equally-sized bedrooms, a dining nook and a large living room with plenty of space for a comfy sectional. Last, the building is right near a select bus stop and essentially encircled by three playgrounds: Playground One, Coleman Square Playground and Martin F. Tanahey Playground.