Easy NYC Renting!
All apartment buildings use similar descriptions to describe their
apartments. Apartment descriptions can vary in actual size from building to
Studios are the smallest of the apartment types and is a rectangular room
that has the living area, sleeping area and kitchen all in one room with a
separate bathroom inside the apartment.
Typically a bit larger than a studio and "L" shaped apartment that allows
the bed to be put in the foot of the " L" allowing for a more open living /
dining area. The bathroom is generally located closer to the sleeping area.
The term, alcove studio may be used to describe a studio with a separate
An alcove studio with a temporary or permanent wall put up to divide the
sleeping area from the " L " from the living area similar to an alcove
An apartment with an actual separate bedroom that you can close the door
as well as living / dining area. The bathroom maybe off the bedroom but is
generally off the living area.
Convertible Two or Flex 2
A large 1 bedroom with living / dining area that has enough space in the
living room to put up a temporary or permanent wall to create an extra
bedroom. This is a good idea for roommates that want separate sleeping areas
but can't afford a true two bedroom..
This is a large one bedroom that has a windowed dining alcove area off
the living room. A temporary or permanent wall can be put up to create an
office or a child's bedroom. This is an ideal consideration for couples who
are looking for space or anticipate having guests that will need a
pull out sofa.
Apartment that has two separate bedrooms as well as living / dining area.
Bedrooms may not always be equal size. Bedrooms may be next to each other or
if separate sides of the apartment referred to as "winged".
Apartment has three separate bedrooms as well as living / dining
area. You may also see flexible or convertible three Bedrooms which
would be a large two bedroom with a living room large enough to put
up a temporary or permanent wall to create a third separate bedroom.
Refers to a specific type of pre war apartment built before WW
II. these apartments are typically in buildings with more details
and elaborate architecture. These apartment have six rooms. There
are two bedrooms, living room, separate dining room, kitchen and a
maid's room which is often used as an office or guest room.
A large open apartment style. Lofts are often found in converted
factories downtown. They can have a raw industrial feel but may
include high end finishes.
If you will be staying in NYC less than a year a furnished
apartment may be the housing solution for you. Normal duration of
stay is one to four months.
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