See what the most- and least-expensive apartments in Queens look like
Take a look at two extremes of the rental market in Queens: a full house in Forest Hills and a studio in Arverne
Mon Mar 24 2014
Recently we've been taking a look at the highs and lows of the New York City rental market; last week we saw the most- and least-expensive apartments available right now in Brooklyn and the Bronx. And now, let's compare extremes in Queens: a $6,000-per-month pad in Forest Hills and a $702 studio in Arverne on the Rockaway Peninsula. Both listings were pulled from real-estate site Zumper, which has over 10,000 NYC-area listings.
Photographs courtesy Zumper
Though $6K a month may seem like a lot to plonk down for this poorly photographed spot at the corner of 69th Avenue and Dartmouth Street, it's actually not a bad deal. It's a six-bedroom house, so tenants would pay $1,000 apiece—and its listing claims amenities like a dishwasher, central air and laundry. Then again, it's advertised as both a three-story and a duplex.… So we're not quite sure what to believe. Either way, the photos posted probably make it look a lot seedier than it's likely to be in friendly Forest Hills. Head over to Zumper for more images and the full listing.
Photograph courtesy Zumper
We were initially seduced by this $702-per-month studio when we read the word oceanfront—but these aren't exactly beachside bungalows. Located at 58-17 Shore Front Parkway in the Arverne section of the Rockaways, the complex is quite a trek to Manhattan. Plus, there's no square footage listed for this apartment, so it could be a closet. At the very least, the agent for the Forest Hills spot should take some cues from the photos in this listing. Head over to Zumper for more information.
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