The price tag for the entire apartment? $2,500/month. (You read that right.) Even with Astorias rising prices, thats a pretty steep ask for a glorified one-bedroom.
Besides the close quarters—the plan was to divide it up the room using a sheet or a screen—the shared bedroom in question didnt actually have a door, making the “two-bedroom” apartment technically a one-bedroom. (Another roommate would be living solo in the actual bedroom.)
Sometimes, stories come to us when were not looking for them: We all know its bad out there for New York renters, but even with rents as steep as they are, most of us still expect to have a bedroom to ourselves. Most, but apparently not all—one Brick staffer whos been on the hunt for a new rental recently came across a listing advertising a “shared room for rent in Astoria,” at an eye-popping price.
“My first thought when I saw this was, What the hell? This cant be for real,” our staffer says. Curious about the setup (and whether thered been a misunderstanding in the listing), he went to check it out. “The room was just two twin beds, and like you see in the photos, no closet,” he says. “I realized, this is a 19-year-old student, theyre treating it like a dorm room.”
The listing has been taken down since we first spotted it, which is probably for the best. That is, unless that means they actually found a taker, and are moving forward with the setup.