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Five terrible rooms you can rent on Craigslist right now

By Tolly Wright
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With May 1st coming up, many New Yorkers are scrambling to find a new place. For all those apartment hunters out there, we've compiled the rentals you'll never, ever want. 

Ladies, you can have a view of the stars with a skylight directly (about five feet) above your mattress in this “attic space!” You won’t have a door, but that just means you’ll become closer to the three other gals living the apartment. You’ll be sharing clothes in no time, which will be necessary since the room doesn’t have a closet.

Between the concisely written advertisement and the blurry pictures, this furnished Forest Hills room is shrouded in mystery. Why is there a sink in the bedroom? Is there a kitchen ,or is the mini fridge hiding in the boudoir? Was the photographer being chased a la Blair Witch? You’ll have to call to find out.

This could be the perfect home for all you Brooklyn vampires on a budget. The fractured light coming through the one small window in this “ground-floor mega one bedroom" (read, “underground”) apartment could be fully covered with a velvet curtain, and those tile floors would make it easy to mop up any spilled blood.

Sure, this studio doesn’t have a stove nor a fridge, but you can play mixologist for yourself at that strange little L-shaped counter bar. If you drink enough , you'll not only forget your rumbling stomach, but you might also mistake the living area's mint-green accent wall for a window to the great outdoors.  


Waiting until the renovation is complete to start advertising is so Manhattan. Potential tenants of this Staten Island one bedroom should be prepared to live with a stove that's a yard away from the wall, an overturned over bookshelf covered in paint cans, and a half-painted ceiling. Hopefully, the stained, beige bedroom carpet is not there to stay.

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