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, $2,500/month
If you love exposed brick, this is the apartment for you! There’s a decorative brick fireplace in the living room, plus white brick walls in both bedrooms. There are also large closets all around the house, and you’re just two blocks from the Union St R train (Added bonus: You'll be four blocks from the Thomas Greene Playground). The only downside is the shower…we’re not sure how anyone fits in there.
Two-bedroom in Morningside Heights, $1,750/month
This amazing two-bedroom apartment in Morningside Heights offers plenty for you and the kids. It’s a block from the Cathedral Pkwy 1 train, a block from the West 111th St People’s garden, two blocks from Morningside Park and one from Riverside Park. Win! There’s also a private deck (nice for families with older kids), a kitchen filled with stainless steel appliances and two sunny bedrooms.
Two-bedroom on the Upper West Side, $2,595/month
A newly renovated UWS apartment is perfect for a small family—this one has a big beautiful kitchen with exposed brick, a dishwasher, a gas stove and plenty of room for a dining table (yum, family dinners)! There’s also a washer and dryer in the unit for all your kids’ clothes—you’ll reclaim the minutes/hours you spend on your weekly laundry excursions. For trips out and about, you’re also two seconds from the 110th St B and C trains.
Two-bedroom on the Upper East Side, $2,400/month
This traditional pre-war apartment offers two bedrooms, a cozy kitchen and a great location just three blocks from Central Park. You’ll definitely be visiting the Hans Christian Anderson Statue for story time on the weekends. Travel with the kiddos has also never been easier—the 77 St 6 train is just two blocks away!
Two-bedroom in Greenpoint, $2,400/month
Parquet floors, high ceilings, crown molding and an ornate fireplace are just a few of this beautiful apartment’s perks. The railroad-style layout is perfect for families who want to keep a close eye on their little ones, plus it’s in a lively neighborhood full of the best restaurants, shops and more. It’s even a block from McGolrick Park! We’re ready to move in.