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It’s Diana Ross’s 77th birthday today, surely the perfect time to talk about coming out in general, and closets in particular? Yes, you’ve guessed it — this week’s roundup of the best rentals in Hell’s Kitchen focuses on apartments for rent with ample storage and closet space!
We’re in that strange weather period of spring where the unexpected is to be expected — temperatures this week are forecast to reach a high of 79 (!) and a low of 30. That means everything from heavy puffer jackets to tank tops and light sweaters need to be out and ready for the uncertainty that is the arrival of April.
But where are you going to put them? Whether you’re preparing for hotter days by wanting somewhere to stash all the winter clothes away, or need a large enough closet to have it all at hand, this week’s selection of apartments have the solution.
The more the merrier – 450 W42nd Street. Developed by Related Companies, the same group behind Hudson Yards, this building is state of the art (and even features a theater!). Nicknamed MiMA (Middle of Manhattan), many of the apartments here emphasize closet space, with this spacious 1-bedroom having 4 closets, AND a separate walk-in for the bedroom. Priced at $5,350, the building is also offering up to 3 months complimentary if you sign now.
Private storage space! – 454 W54th Street. If you’re someone with an endless amount of stuff that you just want to stash away, this stunning 1-bedroom apartment with a den will fulfill that “out of sight out of mind” fantasy. For $4,300, not only is this apartment closet rich, but it also comes with your own personal 50 sq foot storage space in the basement. Perfect for hiding seasonal clothes and bric a brac.
Art deco dream – 333 W57th Street. With a gorgeous oversized sunken living room and built in arched shelving, this prewar studio in a full service elevator building will transport you back in time. Just steps away from Columbus Circle and located on Billionaires Row, this sunny apartment features 3 closets and a very competitive price of $2,150.
Stuffed away in overhead storage – 776 Ninth Avenue. Though technically a railroad apartment, this 2-bedroom between 51/52nd Street isn’t the typical tiny space you might expect. Both bedrooms have decently sized closets, and the apartment also has two separate closed-in spaces for overhead storage, with plenty of room above the cabinets as well for small scale and boxed away items. Stretched out to 950sq feet and priced at $2,495, this place is great for roommates wanting a bit more space.
Bike lovers unite! – 555 Tenth Avenue If sweeping views of the city from sunrise to sunset is what you want, then sweeping views is what you’ll get. Located on 40th Street, this sky high building 555TEN is taking luxury living to the next level. Private storage is included as a bonus amenity, and this building also features a bike room, with all apartments offering sizable closets. Rents range from $3,725 for a studio to $6,855 for a 2-bedroom, and there is a wide variety of apartments available in the building,
Wall full of closets – 698 Tenth Avenue. If there was ever a time to ask ” does anyone even need this many closets?” it would be with this 1-bedroom apartment. On top of a really big living room and nice updated kitchen, this apartment features closet space that, in total, probably out-sizes the kitchen. There are three in the living room (count ’em) and a large one in the bedroom. All four closets can be yours for a net effective price of $2,500 ($3,000 gross).
Marie Kondo approved – 350 W53rd Street. It has a hefty price tag of $12,000 a month, but this 1,347 sq ft penthouse apartment with a 546 sq ft roof deck feels almost palatial. Clearly, this apartment has organization on its mind — it boasts built in ceiling-tall cabinets in one bedroom and a built in closet decked out with shelves, baskets, and hanging rods in the other bedroom. As a bonus, the apartment also has a wine fridge for extra wine storage. That counts, right?
Budget Friendly – 417 W56th Street. At the other end of the spectrum, for someone looking for a cheaper apartment, we have a charming studio. Though not the largest space, it features a nice sized kitchen and 2 double door closets. And with 3 months free and a net effective rent of $1,639, you’ll get great some great storage for your buck.